Switching hydrodynamics in liquid crystal devices: a simulation perspective

A. Tiribocchi, O. Henrich, J. S. Lintuvuori, D. Marenduzzo

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Abstract

In liquid crystal devices it is important to understand the physics underlying their switching between different states, which is usually achieved by applying or removing an electric field. Flow is known to be a key determinant of the timescales and pathways of the switching kinetics. Incorporating hydrodynamic effects into theories for liquid crystal devices is therefore important; however this is also highly non-trivial, and typically requires the use of accurate numerical methods. Here, we review some recent advances in our theoretical understanding of the dynamics of switching in liquid crystal devices, mainly gained through computer simulations. These results, as we shall show, uncover interesting new physics, and may be important for future applications.

LanguageEnglish
Pages4580-4592
Number of pages13
JournalSoft Matter
Volume10
Issue number26
Early online date31 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Numerical methods
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Electric fields
Kinetics
electric fields
Computer simulation
kinetics

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Tiribocchi, A. ; Henrich, O. ; Lintuvuori, J. S. ; Marenduzzo, D. / Switching hydrodynamics in liquid crystal devices : a simulation perspective. In: Soft Matter. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 26. pp. 4580-4592.
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Tiribocchi, A, Henrich, O, Lintuvuori, JS & Marenduzzo, D 2014, 'Switching hydrodynamics in liquid crystal devices: a simulation perspective' Soft Matter, vol. 10, no. 26, pp. 4580-4592. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4sm00042k

Switching hydrodynamics in liquid crystal devices : a simulation perspective. / Tiribocchi, A.; Henrich, O.; Lintuvuori, J. S.; Marenduzzo, D.

In: Soft Matter, Vol. 10, No. 26, 14.07.2014, p. 4580-4592.

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