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Rheological Properties of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals

  • J. S. Laverty
  • F. M. Leslie

Abstract

This paper presents a curtailed form of continuum theory for biaxial nematics suitable for rheological studies, and examines aspects of interest, particularly flow alignment and the measurement of viscous coefficients.

Keywords

Liquid Crystal Continuum Theory Couple Stress Single Director Rheological Study 
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© Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Laverty
    • 1
  • F. M. Leslie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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