Accession Number : AD0721107

Title :   Alignment of Nematic Liquid Crystals.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Lee,James D. ; Eringen,A. Cemal

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Two problems in the theory of nematic liquid crystals are formulated. One is concerned with the change of orientation due to magnetic field and the other with shear flow. The solutions of the governing differential equations explain the physical phenomena which have been observed experimentally, namely, the alignment of nematic liquid crystals with the magnetic field and with shear flow. In fact, it is shown that these two phenomena are closely related to each other. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUIDS, *CRYSTALS), ALIGNMENT, MAGNETIC FIELDS, SHEAR STRESSES, FLUID FLOW

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE