Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IV pp 235-245

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

  • P. De Brouwer
  • D. Walgraef
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Abstract

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.

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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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