## Abstract

The curvature psi of an electronematodynamic flow pattern obeys, in the steady state, the nonlinear equation psi double prime plus q**2 psi - psi **3 plus b psi psi prime equals 0. The term psi psi prime , called squint, is studied. Squint originates in the distortion torque and the distortion stress. Squint brakes the axial inversion symmetry of a simple flow roll but preserves the reflection symmetry of a roll pair. Flow patterns are predicted to show an observable pairing of domain stripes. Terms unjustifiably discarded in the one-constant approximation are explicity introduced. The mean angle approximation which replaces the variable cofficients q**2 and b by constant mean values is also discussed and justified.

Original language | English |
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Pages | c3. 259-c3. 262 |

State | Published - 1 Jan 1978 |

Event | Congr Int sur les Cristaux Liq, 7th - Bordeaux, Fr Duration: 1 Jul 1978 → 5 Jul 1978 |

### Conference

Conference | Congr Int sur les Cristaux Liq, 7th |
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City | Bordeaux, Fr |

Period | 1/07/78 → 5/07/78 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering (all)