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Topological physics illustrated in the laboratory

Rosenbaum, T. F. and Stein, D. L. (1981) Topological physics illustrated in the laboratory. American Journal of Physics, 49 (2). pp. 128-133. ISSN 0002-9505. doi:10.1119/1.12542. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140709-102442168

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Abstract

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.


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Additional Information:© 1981 American Association of Physics Teachers. Received 10 March 1980; accepted 14 July 1980. One of us (TFR) would like to thank L. Hollister for the generous use of his microscope. We are also indebted to Pat Cladis both for the use of her apparatus and for many useful discussions, and to Keith DeConde for helpful conversations.
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DOI:10.1119/1.12542
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Official Citation:Topological physics illustrated in the laboratory Rosenbaum, T. F. and Stein, D. L., American Journal of Physics, 49, 128-133 (1981), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12542
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