Karin Auernhammer

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We propose a generalization to the usual hydrodynamic description of smectic A liquid crystals: The layer normal and the director are assumed to be coupled elastically to each other in such a way that they are parallel in equilibrium. If a sample with the layers parallel to the plates is sheared, our generalization leads in rst order to a ow alignment of(More)
Within the paradigm of the “knowledge driven economy” the role of knowledge in fostering innovative products, services and processes has been increasingly realised by academics and practitioners in recent years. Although considerable effort has been undertaken to point out the importance of knowledge within innovation systems and to investigate patterns of(More)
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