Stewart, I.W. and Atkin, R.J. (2004) Static domain wall solutions for smectic C liquid crystals and nematic liquid crystals in cylindrical geometry. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 119 (1-3). pp. 105-113.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Theoretical results are derived in this article for possible domain wall solutions for smectic C liquid crystals confined to a concentric circular cylindrical geometry in the presence of an azimuthal magnetic field. A rich variety of solutions can be constructed via a phase plane analysis for the governing equilibrium equation. General solutions are derived from this procedure which allow new solutions to be identified and interpreted in novel terms for both smectic C and nematic liquid crystals. As the magnetic field strength B increases, two critical values Bc1 and Bc2 may occur where the solution may change some of its properties. Domain wall widths are also discussed.
|Keywords:||liquid crystals, smectic, nematic, cylindrical geometry, domain wall, Mathematics, Materials Science(all), Chemical Engineering(all), Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||06 Jan 2017 03:34|