Publication Title

Physical Review E

Publication Date

9-2000

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.62.3719

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The complete time evolution of a Helfrich-type instability that is driven by twist energy in a cholesteric liquid crystal is presented. The modulation is investigated using an initially uniform planar director configuration of a cholesteric liquid crystal ~with helical axes uniformly aligned along the cell normal! whose pitch is substantially longer than the equilibrium value.

Comments

Copyright 2000 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.62.3719


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