Kickback in nematic liquid crystals

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages99-110
Number of pages12
JournalQuarterly of Applied Mathematics
Volume70
Issue number1
Early online date7 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Nematic liquid crystals
Nematic Liquid Crystal
Linear partial differential equation
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Keywords

  • nematic liquid crystals
  • nonlocal operators
  • singular perturbations
  • kickback

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In: Quarterly of Applied Mathematics , Vol. 70, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 99-110.

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