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Liquid Crystals and their Application
Russian Journal

Zhidkie kristally i ikh prakticheskoe ispol'zovanie

Жидкие кристаллы и их практическое использование

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Zhidk. krist. ikh prakt. ispol'z. = Liq. Cryst. and their Appl., 2011, 4, 110—119.

Rheology of Liquid Crystals

E. A. Kirsanov

Author affiliations
Moscow State Region Socio-Humanitarian Institute
Zelenaya st., 30, 140410 Kolomna, Moscow Region, Russia. 

We consider various theoretical perspectives on the flow of unoriented liquid crystals as thermotropic and lyotropic. Generalized flow equation is used for describing of the characteristic properties of liquid crystals as structured systems. The importance of thixotropic properties of liquid-crystal systems was shown.

Keywords: generalized flow model, rheology, liquid crystals

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