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Dynamical flow effect in twisted nematic liquid crystal cells

Authors Sheng, Ping
Qian, Tie-Zheng
Issue Date 1997
Source Proceedings of the Asian Symposium on Information Display , 1997, p. 191-193
Summary 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 inducing the rotation of directors. The physics underlying the seemingly abnormal behavior of director rotation is investigated.
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