Physical Review E
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.
Watson, P.; Anderson, James E.; and Bos, Philip J. (2000). Twist-Energy-Driven Helfrich Modulations in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Illustrated in the Transient-Planar to Planar Transition. Physical Review E 62(3), 3719-3723. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.62.3719 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/138