The phenomenon in nematic liquid crystalline (LC) films was studied. It was shown that the anchoring component of curvature elasticity at the free surface of a destabilized nematic film results in at most a fractional increase in the characteristic rupture time. However, the situation changed if an external magnetic field is applied.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Issue number||2 B|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2000|