Gartland, E.C. and Sonnet, A.M. and Virga, E.G. (2002) Elastic forces on nematic points defects. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 14 (3). pp. 307-319. ISSN 0935-1175Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We present a general method to compute the elastic forces exerted on nematic point defects: these are the forces that set defects in motion, and so they are especially relevant to defect dynamics, a subject which is recently attracting much interest. These forces are mediated by the distortion introduced by defects in the director field; for example, they are responsible for the attraction between defects of opposite topological charge.
|Keywords:||elastic forces, nematic point defects, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mechanics of Materials, Materials Science(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||24 Mar 2017 03:28|