Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 10, Issue 11, pp 1305–1312 | Cite as

Instabilities in Liquid crystals

  • V. G. Kamensky


Structural instabilities in liquid crystals were theoretically investigated by using nonlinear dynamics. After a general treatment some concrete examples are considered. In particular the Frederiks transition was taken into account. Then the instability of smectics A in a magnetic field parallel to smectic layers was treated. Finally other examples are mentioned.

PACS 61.30

Liquid crystals 

PACS 64.70

Phase equilibria, phase transitions and critical points of specific substances 

PACS 87.30

Biophysics of neurophysiological processes (excluding perception processes and spech) 


Sono state studiate teoricamente instabilità strutturali nei cristalli liquidi usando la dinamica non lineare. Dopo una trattazione generale si considerano alcuni esempi concreti. In particolare si prende in considerazione la transizione di Frederiks. Si è quindi trattata l’instabilità dello smettico A in un campo magnetico parallelo a strati smettici. Infine si accenna ad altri esempi.


Используя нелинеьную динамику, теоретически исследуются структурные неустойчивости в жидких кристаллах. После общего рассмотрения анализируются конкретные примеры. В частности, рассматривается переход Фредерикса. Затем исследуется неустойчивость смектика-A в магнитном поле, параллельном смектическим слоям. В заключения, обсуждаются другие примеры.


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Kamensky
    • 1
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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