Capillary instabilities in thin nematic liquid crystalline fibers

A. G. Cheong, A. D. Rey, P. T. Mather

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Abstract

Identification and characterization of capillary instabilities in thin nematic liquid crystalline fibers was discussed. The linear stability analysis of fibers was performed by formulating and solving nematocapillary equations. A study of representative axial nematic orientation texture was carried out. Capillary instabilities reflected the anisotropic nature of liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041701
Pages (from-to)417011-4170112
Number of pages3753102
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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