Energy minimization for liquid crystal equilibrium with electric and flexoelectric effects.

Adler, James H.
Atherton, Timothy J.
Benson, T.R.
Emerson, David B.
MacLachlan, Scott P.
2015

This paper outlines an energy-minimization finite-element approach to the modeling of equilibrium configurations for nematic liquid crystals in the presence of internal and external electric fields. The method targets minimization of free energy based on the electrically and flexoelectrically augmented Frank--Oseen free energy models. The Hessian, resulting from the linearization of the first-orde... read more

Subjects
Liquid crystals.
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tufts University. Department of Mathematics.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010255
Original publication
J. H. Adler, T. J. Atherton, T. R. Benson, D. B. Emerson and S. P. MacLachlan, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 37 (5), S157-S176 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1137/140975036.
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