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Kickback in nematic liquid crystals

Da Costa, F.P. and Grinfeld, Michael and Langer, Matthias and Mottram, Nigel J. and Pinto, J.T. (2012) Kickback in nematic liquid crystals. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 70 (1). pp. 99-110. ISSN 0033-569X

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We describe a nonlocal linear partial differential equation arising in the analysis of dynamics of a nematic liquid crystal. We confirm that it accounts for the kickback phenomenon by decoupling the director dynamics from the flow. We also analyse some of the mathematical properties of the decoupled director equation.

Item type: Article
ID code: 36320
Keywords: nematic liquid crystals, nonlocal operators , singular perturbations, kickback , Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
Subjects: Science > Mathematics
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 14:06
Last modified: 21 Jul 2015 13:13

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