Shape minimisation problems in liquid crystals.DeBenedictis, Andrew.
Atherton, Timothy J.
We consider a class of liquid crystal free-boundary problems for which both the equilibrium shape and internal configuration of a system must simultaneously be determined, for example in films with air-liquid or fluid-liquid crystal interfaces and elastomers. We develop a finite element algorithm to solve such problems with dynamic mesh control, achieved by supplementing the free energy with an au... read more
- Liquid crystals.
- Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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- Andrew DeBenedictis & Timothy J. Atherton (2016): Shape minimisation problems in liquid crystals, Liquid Crystals, DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1209699. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Liquid Crystals on 28 July 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02678292.2016.1209699.