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Liquid Crystal Phase Transitions Induced by Micro-textured Substrates

Authors Qian, Tie-Zheng View this author's profile
Sheng, Ping View this author's profile
Issue Date 2002
Source Proceedings of the Asian Symposium on Information Display , August 2002, p. 37-39
Summary 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.
Note Proceedings of the 1997 4th Asian Symposium on Information Display; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; ; 13 February 1997 through 14 February 1997; Code 46324
Language English
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