Spinodal dewetting of a nematic liquid crystal film

  • H Braun, Yokoyama
  • Published 2000 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…

Abstract

We discuss spinodal dewetting of a nematic film destabilized by Van der Waals forces, focusing on the case of non-antagonistic anchoring conditions. Using physical parameters pertinent to low-molecular-weight thermotropic liquid crystals, we predict a small damping effect. In the presence of an antagonistic applied magnetic field, the anchoring conditions… (More)

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