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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, 4, 53—61.

Effect of Mechanical Shear on Colorimetric Characteristics of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals

G. M. Zharkovа, V. N. Kovrizhina, А. Р. Petrov

Author affiliations
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science
630090, Novosibirsk, Institutskaya str., 4/1

Time-dependent optical response of cholesteric liquid crystals on shear flow in aerodynamic experiment is investigated under different shear stresses for two cases (con-focal and planar initial texture). Short description of two effects and results of spectral and colorimetric measurements are given.

Keywords: cholesteric liquid crystals, shear stress, optical response

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