Publication Title

Physical Review E

Publication Date

6-2002

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.65.060701

Keywords

ftir spectroscopy, polymer, microscopy, films, mixtures, behavior, matrix

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We study phase separation from a nematic liquid crystal with spatially nonuniform director gradients. Particles of a phase-separated component, which is either an isotropic fluid (silicone oil) or a nonmesogenic photopolymer, accumulate in the regions with the strongest director distortions, thus reducing the overall energy of the system.

Comments

Copyright 2002 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.65.060701


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