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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


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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