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:
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