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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/1015
Title: Dynamical flow effect in twisted nematic liquid crystal cells
Authors: Sheng, Ping
Qian, Tie-Zheng
Keywords: Nematic liquid crystals
Dynamical flow patterns
Director rotation
Numerical analysis
Issue Date: Feb-1997
Citation: Proceedings of the Fourth Asian Symposium on Information Display (Feb 13-14, 1997), Hong Kong, HKUST, 1997. p. 191-193
Abstract: We numerically solve the Ericksen-Leslie hydrodynamic equations for a number of twisted nematic liquid crystal cells. We show that when an applied electric potential is varied abruptly across the cell, the resulting fluid motion can play a critical role in including the rotation of directors. The physics underlying the seemingly abnormal behavior of director rotation is investigated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/1015
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