Picture of smart phone in human hand

World leading smartphone and mobile technology research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in researching exciting new applications for mobile and smartphone technology. But the transformative application of mobile technologies is also the focus of research within disciplines as diverse as Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Biomedical Enginering, among others.

Explore Strathclyde's Open Access research on smartphone technology now...

The alignment of cylindrically layered smectic A liquid crystals with director tilt on the boundaries

Walker, A.J. (2008) The alignment of cylindrically layered smectic A liquid crystals with director tilt on the boundaries. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 41 (38).

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

A novel method for constructing a nonlinear smectic layer function is outlined and employed to construct free energy density functions for two theoretical experiments involving cylindrically layered smectic A liquid crystals. Director tilt on the boundaries is imposed and it is assumed that the layer normal a and the director n are free to decouple. The free energy density functions are minimized to reveal coupled differential equations which describe a and n. Comments are made on cylindrical systems where splay energies are negligible. Solutions are given and the results discussed. (Abstract from: http://iopscience.iop.org/1751-8121/41/38/385205)