Nonequilibrium steady-state response of a nematic liquid crystal under simple shear flow and electric fields

Jaka Fajar Fatriansyah, Yuji Sasaki, Hiroshi Orihara

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Abstract

The effect of a dc electric field on the response of a nematic liquid crystal under shear flow has been investigated by measuring the shear stress response to an ac electric field used as a probe. It was found that both the first- and second-order responses do not vanish at high frequencies, but have constant nonzero values. The experimental results are in good agreement with calculations based on the Ericksen-Leslie theory. The role of the Parodi relation (which is derived from the Onsager reciprocal relation) in the stress response is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032504
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2014

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