Thermomechanical effect in cholesteric liquid crystals

Jayaram, H. K. ; Kini, U. D. ; Ranganath, G. S. ; Chandrasekhar, S. (1983) Thermomechanical effect in cholesteric liquid crystals Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 99 . pp. 155-160. ISSN 1058-725X

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We discuss some possible experimental geometries for studying Leslie's thermomechanical effect in cholesteric liquid crystals. The discussion includes the effect of a temperature gradient (i) along and (ii) perpendicular to the helical axis. The feasibility of observing the effect and of extracting the thermomechanical coefficients is examined.

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