Nematic Instability Induced by an Elliptical Shear

  • Elisabeth Guazzelli
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 77)


This paper corresponds to a 16 mm movie of 15 mn.(1) Nematic liquid crystals offer a large variety of convective instabilities (2). Very little is known about the non linear behavior of these instabilities but there are some indications that a sequence of bifurcations similar to isotropic materials should arise (3).


Partial Melting Dust Particle Nematic Liquid Crystal Edge Dislocation Roll Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Guazzelli
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  1. 1.E.S.P.C.I. Lab. H.M.P.Paris Cedex 05France

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