Convective Instabilities in Cholesteric and Smectic A Liquid Crystals
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 11)
We predict the occurrence of an oscillatory convective instability when a planar texture of Cholesteric or Smectic A liquid crystals is heated from below.
KeywordsEntropy Anisotropy Convection MBBA
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