The identification of the sign and strength of disclinations in the schlieren (nucleated domain) texture of the nematic phase, by optical microscopy

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Lydon, JE; Gleeson, H; Jull, EIL;
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The optical texture of the nematic phase, variously known as the schlieren, structure à noyuax or nucleated domain texture, was identified over a century ago as being an array of point singularities. When viewed between crossed polars, patterns of dark brushes radiate f... View more
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