Topological ideas can be used to predict a variety of textures and defects in condensed matter systems under certain conditions. Liquid crystals exhibit a rich variety of such textures, and provide an accessible system on which to perform tabletop experiments. One means of creating and observing various liquid crystal textures is described, and results of these observations are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Physics|
|State||Published - Feb 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)