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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
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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.