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Non linearities and fluctuations at the threshold of a hydrodynamic instability in nematics

  • Paul Manneville
A. Effets prétransitionnels et étude du point critique
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 72)

Abstract

We present the results of a non-linear analysis above the threshold of the Piéranski-Guyon instability in Nematics [1] and derive a kind of “Ginsburg criterion” giving the extent of the “critical domain” where the classical mean field theory breaks down.

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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Manneville
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Physique du Solide et de Résonance MagnétiqueCentre d'Etudes Nucléaires de SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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