Chapter 13. Convection Instabilities in Nematic Liquid Crystals

  1. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  1. Lorenz Kramer and
  2. Werner Pesch

Published Online: 21 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9783527609284.ch13

Macromolecular Systems: Microscopic Interactions and Macroscopic Properties: Final Report

Macromolecular Systems: Microscopic Interactions and Macroscopic Properties: Final Report

How to Cite

Kramer, L. and Pesch, W. (2000) Convection Instabilities in Nematic Liquid Crystals, in Macromolecular Systems: Microscopic Interactions and Macroscopic Properties: Final Report (ed Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527609284.ch13

Author Information

  1. Theoretische Physik II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2006
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527277261

Online ISBN: 9783527609284

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Keywords:

  • macromolecular systems;
  • convection instabilities in nematic liquid crystals;
  • Rayleigh-Bénard convection;
  • Ginzburg-Landau equation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic equations and instability mechanisms

    • The director equation

    • The velocity field

    • Electroconvection

      • The standard model

      • The weak electrolyte model

    • Rayleigh-Bénard convection

  • Theoretical analysis

  • Rayleigh-Bénard convection

  • Electrohydrodynamic convection

    • Linear theory and type of bifurcation

    • Results of Ginzburg-Landau equation

    • Beyond the Ginzburg-Landau equation

      • Experimental results

      • Theoretical results and discussion

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • Note added

  • References