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Drag on particles in a nematic suspension by a moving nematic-isotropic interface

By John L. West, Anatoliy Glushchenko, Guangxun Liao, Yuriy Reznikov, Denis Andrienko and M. P. Allen

Abstract

We report the first clear demonstration of drag on colloidal particles by a moving nematic-isotropic\ud interface. The balance of forces explains our observation of periodic, strip-like structures that are produced by the movement of these particles

Topics: QC
Publisher: American Physical Society
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:345

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