Structure scaling properties of confined nematic polymers in plane Couette cells : the weak flow limit

@inproceedings{Forest2003StructureSP,
  title={Structure scaling properties of confined nematic polymers in plane Couette cells : the weak flow limit},
  author={M. Gregory Forest and Qi Rong Wang},
  year={2003}
}
One of the confounding issues in laminar flow processing of nematic polymers is the generation of molecular orientational structures on length scales that remain poorly characterized with respect to molecular and processing control parameters. For plane Couette flow within the Leslie–Ericksen continuum model, theoretical results since the 1970s yield two fundamental predictions about the length scales of nematic distortion: a power law scaling behavior, Er 2p, 1 4 < p < 1, where Er is the… CONTINUE READING