Competing alignments of nematic liquid crystals on square-patterned substrates.Anquetil-Deck, Candy.
Cleaver, D. J. (Douglas J.)
Atherton, Timothy J.
A theoretical analysis is presented of a nematic liquid crystal confined between substrates patterned with squares that promote vertical and planar alignment. Two approaches are used to elucidate the behavior across a wide range of length scales: Monte Carlo simulation of hard particles and Frank-Oseen continuum theory. Both approaches predict bistable degenerate azimuthal alignment in the bulk al... read more
- Liquid crystals.
- Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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- Original publication
- C. Anquetil-Deck, D. J. Cleaver and T. J. Atherton, Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 86 (4) (2012). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.86.041707.