Sonnet, A.M. (2005) Viscous forces on nematic point defects. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 17 (3). pp. 287-295.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The effect of backflow in defect dynamics is assessed by computing the viscous force on point and line defects that move due to reorientation. It is found that defects with a positive winding number are accelerated while defects with a negative winding number are slowed down by the backflow. The results are in agreement with experimental and numerical results for defect annihilation.
|Keywords:||liquid crystals, defect dynamics, backflow, physics, fluid dynamics, Physics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mechanics of Materials, Materials Science(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2006|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:48|