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Title: Liquid crystal phase transitions induced by micro-textured substrates
Authors: Qian, Tie-Zheng
Sheng, Ping
Keywords: Liquid crystal phase transitions
Micro-textured substrates
Nematic liquid crystals
Landau-de Gennes theory
Issue Date: Feb-1997
Citation: Proceedings of the Fourth Asian Symposium on Information Display (Feb 13-14, 1997), Hong Kong, HKUST, 1997. p. 37-39
Abstract: Through a numerical approach based on the Landau-de Gennes theory, we show that novel orientational states and phase transitions may be induced in nematic liquid crystals by micro-textured substrates, i.e., spatially mixed homeotropic, planar, or homogeneous alignment potentials.
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