Magnetic-field-induced motion of disclinations in a twisted nematic layer

  • Gerritsma C
  • Geurst J
  • Spruijt A
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Abstract

In a twisted nematic layer oppositely twisted regions can exist, separated by a disclination line, as demonstrated by the orientation of Williams domains. The disclination line can move under the influence of a magnetic field. Measurements of the velocity as a function of magnetic field strength and sample thickness lead to an estimate of the size of the disclination core. © 1973.

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Authors

  • C. J. Gerritsma

  • J. A. Geurst

  • A. M J Spruijt

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