Scaling in 2-d Distribution of Topological Defects in a Liquid Crystal
M. Massalska-Arodź
H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków, Poland
Received: June 23, 1998
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Distribution of the topological point defects observed microscopically by Nagaya, Hotta, Orihira and Ishibashi in Schlieren texture of N-(4-n-methoxy benzylidene) 4'-n'-butylaniline has been analyzed. The same fractal dimensionality Df=1.4 has been estimated for several sets of defects obtained in subsequent stages of evolution of the nematic sample after the transition from the isotropic liquid phase.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.94.41
PACS numbers: 61.30.Jf, 61.43.Hv, 64.70.Md