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Interplay between shear flow and elastic deformations in liquid crystals.

Abstract:

We study shear flow in liquid crystal cells with elastic deformations using a lattice Boltzmann scheme that solves the full, three-dimensional Beris-Edwards equations of hydrodynamics. We consider first twisted and hybrid aligned nematic cells, in which the deformation is imposed by conflicting anchoring at the boundaries. We find that backflow renders the velocity profile non Newtonian, and that the director profile divides into two regions characterized by different director orientations. W...

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Publisher copy:
10.1063/1.1757441

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Marenduzzo, D More by this author
Orlandini, E More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Journal:
The Journal of chemical physics
Volume:
121
Issue:
1
Pages:
582-591
Publication date:
2004-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1089-7690
ISSN:
0021-9606
URN:
uuid:800c14a3-d2f5-41bd-9ae8-28aa66687c7f
Source identifiers:
11884
Local pid:
pubs:11884
Language:
English

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