The results of an experimental study of flow in a small aspect ratio liquid crystal cell are presented where the dimensions of the device are on the same scale as the width of a human hair. This system is found to display wide ranging dynamical behavior, from simple oscillations to seemingly homogeneous turbulence. Through a systematic study of the low-dimensional behavior we uncover an organizing center for the dynamics.
- Received 1 July 1998
- Published in the issue dated 15 February 1999
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