TITLE

K[sub 33]/K[sub 11] determination in nematic liquid crystals: An optical birefringence technique

AUTHOR(S)
Crawford, G.P.; Mitcheltree, J.A.
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;6/29/1992, Vol. 60 Issue 26, p3226
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines optical birefringence patterns of nematic liquid crystals. Sensitivity of the patterns to bulk elastic properties of the nematic material; Estimation of the bend-to-splay elastic constant ratio; Comparison of the escaped-radial nematic director field with simulated textures predicted by the Frank elastic theory.
ACCESSION #
4250618

 

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