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Dynamics and topology of active and passive liquid crystals

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We study the interplay between flow, structure, and topology in liquid crystals, in both passive and active materials. Liquid crystals are fluids, but at the same time structurally anisotropic and strongly influenced by their topology. They exhibit long-range orientational order, with characteristics between those of simple isotropic fluids and those of crystalline solids. Active materials extract energy from their surroundings at the single particle level and convert it to mechanical work...

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MPLS
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Physics
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Theoretical Physics
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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2019-10-23

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