Kickback in nematic liquid crystals

da Costa, F.P., Grinfeld, M., Langer, M., Mottram, N.J. and Pinto, J.T. (2012) Kickback in nematic liquid crystals. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 70, pp. 99-110. (doi: 10.1090/S0033-569X-2011-01265-5)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mottram, Professor Nigel
Authors: da Costa, F.P., Grinfeld, M., Langer, M., Mottram, N.J., and Pinto, J.T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Quarterly of Applied Mathematics
Publisher:American Mathematical Society
ISSN (Online):1552-4485
Published Online:07 September 2011
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