Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp 1325–1333 | Cite as

Interface in nematics

  • E. I. Kats
  • M. I. Tribelskii


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 61.30

Liquid crystals 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Kats
    • 1
  • M. I. Tribelskii
    • 2
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Organic Intermediates and Dyes InstituteMoscowUSSR

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