Accession Number : AD0613984

Title :   GROWTH OF SINGLE-CRYSTALS NEMATIC FILMS,

Descriptive Note : Technical trans.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Chistyakov,I. G.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A study was made of the mechanism of formation of disinclinations (analogs of dislocations in solid crystals) in the course of the growth of liquid single-crystal nematic films of p-azoxyanisole and p-azoxyphenetole. A classification of disinclinations is given and the growth processes is described in detail. It was found that the growth and fusion of a liquid crystal are substantially affected by various defects of the walls which confine the liquid crystal film and extraneous inclusions in the form of solid dust particles.

Descriptors :   (*SINGLE CRYSTALS, CRYSTAL GROWTH), (*CRYSTAL GROWTH, CRYSTAL DEFECTS), (*LIQUIDS, CRYSTALS), (*CRYSTAL DEFECTS, FILMS), IMPURITIES, MELTING, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, ETHERS, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE