Nematic Instability Induced by an Elliptical Shear
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).
KeywordsPartial Melting Dust Particle Nematic Liquid Crystal Edge Dislocation Roll Structure
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