Interface in nematics
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The structures of the interface between an isotropic liquid and a nematic liquid crystal and also between different uniaxial nematic phases are studied. It is shown that, at a planar orientation in the case of the nematic-isotropic liquid interface and also at a mutually orthogonal orientation of the director in the case of two nematic phases, the interface has the structure of a biaxial nematic liquid crystal.
PACS 61.30Liquid crystals
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