Two Dimensional Patterns In A Model For The Electrohydrodynamic Instability Of Nematic Liquid Crystals

  • P. De Brouwer
  • D. Walgraef
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 267)


The study of the different patterns which appear beyond the electrohydrodynamic instability of nematic liquid crystals is performed in the framework of a dynamical model of the Proctor-Sivashinsky type. This model describes the experimentally observed transitions between rolls, zig-zag and bimodal structures.


Nematic Liquid Crystal Amplitude Equation Closed Domain Normal Roll Linear Growth Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. De Brouwer
    • 1
  • D. Walgraef
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Chimie-PhysiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.National Fund for Scientific ResearchBelgium

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