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  • Orientational transition in a nematic liquid crystal at a patterned surface 

    Atherton, T. J.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    We consider a semi-infinite nematic in contact with a periodic patterned surface with alternate planar and homeotropic stripes. Extending the work of Barbero et al., we find the free energy (assuming K1=K3) for the situations ...