Convective Instabilities in Cholesteric and Smectic A Liquid Crystals

  • H. Pleiner
  • H. Brand
Conference paper
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.


Entropy Anisotropy Convection MBBA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pleiner
    • 1
  • H. Brand
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität EssenEssenFederal Republic of Germany

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