Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Static domain wall solutions for smectic C liquid crystals and nematic liquid crystals in cylindrical geometry

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)

Abstract

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.