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Landau-de Gennes modelling of nematic liquid crystal colloids

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Phenomenological Landau-de Gennesmodelling based on the free energy of nematic liquid crystal colloids is reviewed. Nematic phase, gradient of order, and surface anchoring contributions to the total free energy are used. The numerical finite difference relaxation technique is explained as an efficient tool for the minimisation of the free energy. Effects of the mesh and mesh allocation are discussed. Various conceptually different colloidal structures are calculated to show the universality o...

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10.1080/02678290903056095

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
LIQUID CRYSTALS
Volume:
36
Issue:
10-11
Pages:
1201-1214
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1366-5855
ISSN:
0267-8292
Source identifiers:
158713
Language:
English
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uuid:69ad31d4-d24d-4be1-a41d-43a4502b4c70
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2012-12-19

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