Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 165, Issue 1, pp 86–93 | Cite as

The Effect of the Chirality on the Fluctuation of Liquid Crystal



We investigate the dynamical properties of normal fluctuation modes in chiral phase liquid crystal on the basis of hydrodynamics Ericksen–Leslie theory. We examine the effect of chiral coefficient on dynamic relaxation eigenfrequencies and the scattering intensity. We find that the chiral coefficient only affects slow fluctuation modes, while it does not affect the fast fluctuation modes. This effect of chirality depends on the magnitude of the wave number vector components.


Liquid crystals Fluctuation Ericksen–Leslie theory Chirality Light scattering 



We thank Hiroshi Orihara, Professor of Applied Physics in Hokkaido University for the delightful discussion and comments that greatly improved the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied Physics, Faculty of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversitas IndonesiaDepokIndonesia
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural SciencesGadjah Mada UniversityYogyakartaIndonesia

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