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Title: Spatial patterns mediated by subcritical and supercritical thermal fluctuations in the splay Fréedericksz transition
Author: Arias, F.
Sagués i Mestre, Francesc
Keywords: Cristalls líquids
Dinàmica de fluids
Liquid crystals
Fluid dynamics
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: The magnetically induced splay Fréedericksz transition is reexamined to look for pattern forming phenomena slightly above or below criticality. By using our traditional scheme of stochastic nematodynamic equations, situations are, respectively, found of transient and permanent predominance of transversal periodicities (wave numbers) along the direction perpendicular to the initial orientation within the sample. The relevance of these predictions in relation with recent observations in the electrically driven splay Fréedericksz transition, and in general with other pattern forming phenomena, is stressed.
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It is part of: Physical Review A, 1991, vol. 44, núm. 12, p. 8220-8223.
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ISSN: 1050-2947
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