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The Landau-de Gennes theory of nematic liquid crystals: Uniaxiality versus Biaxiality

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We study small energy solutions within the Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals, subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions. We consider two-dimensional and threedimensional domains separately and study the correspondence between Landau-de Gennes theory and Ginzburg-Landau theory for superconductors. We treat uniaxial and biaxial cases separately. In the uniaxial case, topological defects correspond to the zero set and we obtain results for the location and dimensionality of the ...

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A. Majumdar More by this author
Publication date:
2010
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uuid:0fbbdf1b-b279-4fa0-b2a4-469252c7e77b
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:1000

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