Chaotic patterns in electroconvection of homeotropic nematics, soft-mode turbulence (SMT), and the related spatiotemporal chaos (STC) are discussed, and the quantitative definition of the patterns is considered. The order parameter S, obtained directly from the 2D spectra of the patterns, is introduced. The contribution of the Nambu-Goldstone mode and the increase in pattern regularity under the influence of an external magnetic field H are evaluated. We propose a schematic phase diagram of STC patterns based on the value of S.
|Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
|Published - Jul 28 2011
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics