Table of Contents
Journal of Materials
Volume 2014, Article ID 145375, 8 pages
Research Article

The Construction of the Dupin Cyclides in a Smectic A Polygonal Texture

Laboratoire de Physique des Systèmes Complexes, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint-Leu, 80039 Amiens, France

Received 28 January 2014; Accepted 22 February 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editor: Rodrigo Martins

Copyright © 2014 Claire Meyer 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.


We report experimental observations with optical microscopy of the usual so-called polygonal texture. We have made simulations of the Dupin cyclides in one small region of the sample.