Sonnet, A.M. and Virga, E.G. (2010) Reorientational dynamics of conjugated nematic point defects. Liquid Crystals, 37 (6-7). pp. 785-797. ISSN 0267-8292Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
To appreciate the universal qualitative features of defect annihilation in nematic liquid crystals, we study how the viscous force of reorientational dynamics behaves under a transformation that reverses the sign of the defect's topological charge. As an illustration of our general results, we consider a class of point defects that were first studied by A. Saupe. The reorientational viscous forces acting on them differ dramatically from those acting on line defects.
|Keywords:||liquid crystals, defect dynamics, parity, Mathematics, Materials Science(all), Chemistry(all), Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Mrs Carolynne Westwood|
|Date Deposited:||14 Oct 2010 10:26|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 16:04|