Atkin, R.J. and Stewart, I.W. (2002) Stability of domain walls in cylindrical layers of smectic C liquid crystals. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 55 (2). pp. 163-177. ISSN 0033-5614Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The stability of the static domain wall reported by Atkin and Stewart for an infinite sample of concentric, cylindrical layers of smectic C liquid crystals arranged with a fixed inner radius a > 0 is considered. A criterion is derived as a test for stability. Various estimates on the relative magnitudes of the smectic elastic constants lead to physically meaningful stability results. The occurrence of such a wall indicates the relative magnitudes of the combinations of constants A12 ? A21 and A12 andplus; A21 andplus; 2A11 and, in a special case, can indicate when A12 andap; A21.
|Keywords:||smectics, liquid crystals, mechanics, applied mathematics, Mathematics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||14 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:28|