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Liquid Crystals and their Application
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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., 2014, 14 (1), 39—44.





Effect of Mechanical Shear on Reflection of Linearly Polarized Light by Twisted Nematic



G. M. Zharkova, V. N. Kovrizhina, A. P. Petrov

Author affiliations
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Institutskaya st., 4/1, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia.
E-mail: zharkova@itam.nsc.ru

Abstract
The effect of the light polarization plane rotation by nematic liquid crystals under the air flow is studied. The results of LC optical response at different levels of shear stress measurements are given. It was obtained that nematic LC1289 is characterized by the perceptible shear sensitivity, which may be applied for development of techniques for shear stress diagnostics in aero dynamical experiment.

Keywords: nematic liquid crystals, shear stressеs, optical response, aero-dynamical experiment





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