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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., 2012, 1, 52—58.

Relaxation of Director at Liquid Crystals Azimuthal Instability

O.A. Denisova1, A.N. Chuvyrov2

Author affiliations
1Ufa State Academy of Economics and Service,
145, Chernyshevskogo Str., 450078, Ufa, Bashkortostan
2Bashkir State University,
32, Validy Str., 450074, Ufa, Russia

The relaxation processes in thin layers of homeotropically oriented nematic liquid crystals under the action of a periodic low-frequency shift (frequency of exposure of ∼ 100 Hz) is experimentally investigated. It is found that the relaxation processes are described by an exponential time dependence and take dozens of seconds.

Keywords: nematic liquid crystal, relaxation of director

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