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A series of experiments ͓C. Poulard and A. M. Cazabat, "Spontaneous spreading of nematic liquid crystals," Langmuir 21, 6270 ͑2005͔͒ on spreading droplets of nematic liquid crystal ͑NLC͒ reveals a surprisingly rich variety of behaviors. Small droplets can either be arrested in their spreading, spread stably, destabilize without spreading ͑corrugated surface͒, or spread with a fingering instability and corrugated free surface. In this work, we discuss the problem of NLC drops spreading in adoi:10.1063/1.3570863 fatcat:6igyb2flwfcgnn6k6guk2dk7t4