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Weak anchoring effects in ferronematic systems

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We study the magnetically induced behaviour of a ferronematic cell with finite anchoring energy at the cell surfaces. We calculate the dependence of orientational and concentration profiles on the magnetic field, the director anchoring energy, and the cell thickness. We find a new intermediate thickness high field state, in which there is no ferroparticle segregation and a highly ordered director field. This contrasts with previous work in which only a restricted set of system parameters and strong anchoring at the cell surfaces were considered.

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Burylov, S.V., Zadorozhnii, V.I., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Weak anchoring effects in ferronematic systems Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 252, pp. 153-155. (doi:10.1016/S0304-8853(02)00619-4).

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: ferronematic, anchoring effects, segregation, liquid crystal orientational structure

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Local EPrints ID: 29592
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29592
ISSN: 0304-8853
PURE UUID: 65860387-c6c0-41d8-874a-006c2b82adaa
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9163-0061

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: S.V. Burylov
Author: V.I. Zadorozhnii
Author: I.P. Pinkevich
Author: V.Y. Reshetnyak
Author: T.J. Sluckin ORCID iD

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