Formation of a defect lattice in electroconvection of nematics

Noriko Oikawa, Yoshiki Hidaka, Shoichi Kai

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The formation of a defect lattice (DL) of a periodic orientational structure was investigated in the electroconvection of nematic liquid crystals. The investigation was performed on electroconvection in the nematic liquid crystal p-methoxybenzilidene-p′-n-butylaniline (MBA). The period of the DL perpendicular to the rolls was found to be equal to that of the domain structure in the abnormal rolls. The results show that the periodicity of the DL parallel to the roll is due to the beating mode of the normal rolls and the secondary mode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066204
Pages (from-to)066204/1-066204/6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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