Reply to the “Commentary by D. Collin & P. Martinoty”
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CEA-CNRS), Ce-Saclay, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
* e-mail: Laurence.Noirez@cea.fr
Published online: 17 January 2006
We would like to thank the authors of the commentary  for their efforts to reproduce in the range of the narrow gap geometry (10–40 μm), our experiments  using the same polymer (PBuA – poly(n-butyl acrylate) – for the ordinary polymer) and a cyano-biphenyl substituted polyacrylate for the liquid crystal polymer sample. The comparison of their results with ours is very instructive.
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