De Matteis, G. (2005) Bifurcation analysis and computer simulation for biaxial liquid crystals. Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 72 (4). ISSN 1063-651XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We extend the analysis of a mean-field model for biaxial liquid crystals recently proposed by Sonnet et al. [Phys. Rev. E 67, 061701 (2003)]. In particular, we perform a bifurcation analysis of the equilibrium equations and derive the complete phase diagram. We show that two order parameters suffice to label all equilibrium phases, though they exhibit different bifurcation patterns. A Monte Carlo simulation study is performed as well, confirming qualitatively the predictions of this analysis.
|Keywords:||bifurcation analysis, liquid crystals, physics, chemistry, computer simulation, Physics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last modified:||17 Feb 2017 04:20|