ichf_logo instytut

ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

Chirality-biased point defects dynamics on a disclination line in a nematic liquid crystal

Author(s): Zywocinski, A and Pawlak, K and Holyst, R and Oswald, P
Title: Chirality-biased point defects dynamics on a disclination line in a nematic liquid crystal
Abstract: Chiral additives in the nematic liquid crystal can alter the dynamics of defects moving on a disclination line. They exert a constant force defects, leading to the bimodal distribution of distances between at long times. The evolution of the system of defects in the of chiral additives provides a very direct proof of the of repulsive forces between the defects at large distances. We that addition of a sufficient amount of chiral compound removes all defects from the system. The process is studied in the system of (4-n-octyl-4 -cyanobiphenyl) doped with the chiral compound S811 (from Merck Co.) and in the computer simulations.
Pages: 9712-9718
Journal: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B
Volume: 109
ID: ISI:000229134000075
Year: 2005
DOI: 10.1021/jp044215x