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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., 2016, 16 (3), 39—48.
DOI: 10.18083/LCAppl.2016.3.39





Orientational and Optical Properties of Liquid Crystal Domains Bounded by Central Orienting and Surrounding Non-Orienting Surfaces



A. S. Solomatin

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Education & Research Lab of Theoretical and Applied Nanotechnology, Moscow Region State University,
10a Radio St., Moscow, 105004, Russia
E-mail: sotrudnica_unc@mail.ru

Abstract
Spherical and cylindrical nematic liquid crystals domains with fixed boundary conditions are investigated. The domain core surface orients the LC vertically, while the surrounding surface has no orienting effect. A new method of the domain’s phase retardation difference determination is described as well as its optical anisotropy and dimensional characteristics. This new method is also applicable for polymer–LC systems.

Keywords: nematic liquid crystal, domains, optical anisotropy, birefringence, polymer–liquid crystal system





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