Elasto- and electro-capillary instabilities of a nematic-isotropic interface: Experimental results.

@article{Oswald2010ElastoAE,
  title={Elasto- and electro-capillary instabilities of a nematic-isotropic interface: Experimental results.},
  author={Patrick Oswald},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={69-79}
}
Recently, we have shown the existence of an electro-capillary instability of a nematic-isotropic interface stabilized by a temperature gradient (P. Oswald, EPL 90, 16005 (2010)). This instability results from a competition between the destabilizing action of the electric Maxwell stress and the stabilizing action of the thermal and capillary forces. The… CONTINUE READING