Dynamics of eckhaus modes in one-dimensional electroconvection patterns in nematics

Yoshiki Hidaka, Ken Ichi Hayashi, Michael I. Tribelsky, Shoichi Kai

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The quantitative experimental study of the Eckhaus instability in one-dimensional systems is carried out, employing electrohydrodynamic convection in a nematic layer. The obtained Busse balloon is in good agreement with that predicted by the Eckhaus theory. However, the observed changes of the wavenumber for unstable roll patterns, caused by the Eckhaus instability, as well as the growth rates for the corresponding spatial modes differ dramatically from those the theory yields for the most unstable Eckhaus modes. Possible reasons for the disagreement are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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