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  • Fig. S1. Universality of the dowser domain annihilation dynamics at small radii.
  • Fig. S2. Velocity dependence of parameter a from Eq. 3 for the dowser domain size, as extracted from Fig. 2F.
  • Fig. S3. An independent study, performed in 400-μm-wide and 15-μm-deep channels, shows equivalent behavior of dowser domain dynamics as is discussed in the main text.
  • Fig. S4. Dowser field relaxation dynamics.
  • Legends for Movies S1 to S7

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.mp4 format). Laser tweezers-induced nucleation of the dowser domains in a pressure-driven nematic microflow.
  • Movie S2 (.mp4 format). Expansion and contraction of laser-nucleated dowser domains in a moderate nematic microflow.
  • Movie S3 (.mp4 format). Growing and shrinking dowser domains in numerically simulated nematic microflows.
  • Movie S4 (.mp4 format). A steady stream of dowser domains is produced by chopping the bulk dowser state with a moving laser spot.
  • Movie S5 (.mp4 format). A growing dowser domain is longitudinally split into two by a static laser spot.
  • Movie S6 (.mp4 format). Dowser domain reconfiguration under an oscillatory flow.
  • Movie S7 (.mp4 format). Relaxation dynamics of dowser domains after shutting off the flow.

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