Abstract

The homeotropically aligned nematic liquid-crystal layer with a free circular edge is studied. Domain patterns induced by high-frequency ultrasound pulses are observed for the first time to our knowledge. The pattern changes for different incident angles of the ultrasound and can be enhanced by a quasi-static electric field.

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1980 (1)

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

I. A. Chaban, Akust. Zh. 25, 124 (1979).

1978 (2)

H. Bruchmuller, Acustica 40, 155 (1978).

S. Letcher, J. Lebrun, S. Candau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63, 55 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1977 (5)

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 15, 2471 (1977).
[CrossRef]

S. Nagai, A. Peters, S. Candau, Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 21 (1977).
[CrossRef]

C. Sripaipan, C. Hayes, G. T. Fang, Phys. Rev. A 15, 1297 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Dion, A. D. Jacob, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 490 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Dion, C. R. Acad. Sci. 284, B-219 (1977).

1976 (1)

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 281 (1976).

1974 (1)

S. Nagai, K. Izuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 189 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

F. J. Kahn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 386 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

W. Helfrich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1583 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Bruchmuller, H.

H. Bruchmuller, Acustica 40, 155 (1978).

Candau, S.

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

S. Letcher, J. Lebrun, S. Candau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63, 55 (1978).
[CrossRef]

S. Nagai, A. Peters, S. Candau, Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 21 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Chaban, I. A.

I. A. Chaban, Akust. Zh. 25, 124 (1979).

Dion, J. L.

J. L. Dion, A. D. Jacob, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 490 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Dion, C. R. Acad. Sci. 284, B-219 (1977).

Fang, G. T.

C. Sripaipan, C. Hayes, G. T. Fang, Phys. Rev. A 15, 1297 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Ferre, A.

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Hayes, C.

C. Sripaipan, C. Hayes, G. T. Fang, Phys. Rev. A 15, 1297 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Helfrich, W.

W. Helfrich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1583 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Izuka, K.

S. Nagai, K. Izuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 189 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Jacob, A. D.

J. L. Dion, A. D. Jacob, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 490 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Kahn, F. J.

F. J. Kahn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 386 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Lebrun, J.

S. Letcher, J. Lebrun, S. Candau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63, 55 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Letcher, S.

S. Letcher, J. Lebrun, S. Candau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63, 55 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Miyano, K.

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 15, 2471 (1977).
[CrossRef]

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 281 (1976).

Nagai, S.

S. Nagai, A. Peters, S. Candau, Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 21 (1977).
[CrossRef]

S. Nagai, K. Izuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 189 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Peters, A.

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

S. Nagai, A. Peters, S. Candau, Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 21 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 15, 2471 (1977).
[CrossRef]

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 281 (1976).

Sripaipan, C.

C. Sripaipan, C. Hayes, G. T. Fang, Phys. Rev. A 15, 1297 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Waton, G.

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Acustica (1)

H. Bruchmuller, Acustica 40, 155 (1978).

Akust. Zh. (1)

I. A. Chaban, Akust. Zh. 25, 124 (1979).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. L. Dion, A. D. Jacob, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 490 (1977).
[CrossRef]

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 281 (1976).

F. J. Kahn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 386 (1973).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Acad. Sci. (1)

J. L. Dion, C. R. Acad. Sci. 284, B-219 (1977).

J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (1)

S. Letcher, J. Lebrun, S. Candau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63, 55 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. Nagai, K. Izuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 189 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

S. Candau, A. Ferre, A. Peters, G. Waton, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 61, 7 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (2)

C. Sripaipan, C. Hayes, G. T. Fang, Phys. Rev. A 15, 1297 (1977).
[CrossRef]

K. Miyano, Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 15, 2471 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

W. Helfrich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1583 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Phys. Appl. (1)

S. Nagai, A. Peters, S. Candau, Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 21 (1977).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Birefringence patterns of the reflection mode with thick slide glass substrates enhanced by a voltage of 3.5 V. (a) β = 0°, (b) β = 10°, and (c) β = 20°.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Birefringence patterns of the transmission mode with thin cover glass substrates, (a) β = 20°, (b) β = 25°, (c) β = 30°, (d) β = 35°, (e) β = 40°, (f) β = 45°, (g) β = 50°, (h) β = 55°, and (i) β = 60°.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Displacements of the Center of Curvature and the Average Periods of the Fringes

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