Apparent viscosity of p-methoxybenzylidene-p'-n-butylaniline in the presence of electrohydrodynamic convection.

@article{Nagaya2013ApparentVO,
  title={Apparent viscosity of p-methoxybenzylidene-p'-n-butylaniline in the presence of electrohydrodynamic convection.},
  author={Tomoyuki Nagaya and Mikiyasu Niu and Shigetoshi Nara and Yang Ho Na and H Orihara},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={012501}
}
The apparent shear viscosity of p-methoxybenzylidene-p'-n-butylaniline in the presence of electrohydrodynamic convection (EHC) is investigated experimentally. In the absence of an electric field, directors are almost aligned along the flow direction such that the viscosity is close to the minimum of the Miesowicz viscosities. Since EHC disturbs the flow… CONTINUE READING