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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., 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

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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