CHOLESTERIC DEFECT STRUCTURE NEAR THE SMECTIC A TRANSITION.

P. E. Cladis, A. E. White, W. F. Brinkman

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Abstract

The defect structure observed in a cylindrical geometry near the smectic A-cholesteric transition is considered when the orientation of the molecules is radial at the capillary surface. It is proposed that the cholesteric phase grows from the smectic A phase via a spiralling S equals plus 2 disclination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-335
Number of pages11
JournalJ Phys (Paris)
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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