Sonnet, A.M. and Virga, E.G. (2009) Flow and reorientation in the dynamics of nematic defects. Liquid Crystals, 36 (10-11). pp. 1185-1192. ISSN 0267-8292Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We propose a simple phenomenological model for hydrodynamic defect dynamics in nematic liquid crystals, inspired by the Ericksen-Leslie theory. We identify the main forces that govern both fluid and defect motion and we comment on their symmetry. As shown for two annihilating disclinations, our model is predictive for arbitrary length scales and topological charges.
|Keywords:||nematic liquid crystals, defect dynamics, disclinations, Ericksen-Leslie equations, Mathematics, Materials Science(all), Chemistry(all), Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2010 13:41|
|Last modified:||04 Nov 2016 03:28|