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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 363157, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/363157
Research Article

Modeling Reorientation Dynamics of Electrically Assisted Light-Induced Gliding of Nematic Liquid-Crystal Easy Axis

1Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science, Stromynka 20, Moscow 107846, Russia
2Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3Chernigov State Technological University, Shevchenko Street 95, Chernigov 14027, Ukraine
4Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Prospekt Nauki 46, Kiev 03028, Ukraine

Received 18 May 2013; Revised 12 August 2013; Accepted 14 August 2013

Academic Editor: Kim Chow

Copyright © 2013 S. V. Pasechnik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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