• Defect correlation in liquid crystal: Experimental verification of cosmological Kibble mechanism

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      Topological defects; Kibble mechanism; liquid crystals; correlations

    • Abstract


      In this talk we present observation of correlated production of strength one defects and anti-defects formed in isotropic-nematic phase transition in NLC. We find the width σ of the distribution of net winding number, to be in good agreement with the value predicted by the Kibble mechanism for defect production.

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      Rajarshi Ray1

      1. Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar - 751 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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