Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publication Date

11-18-2002

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.1523157

Abstract

A fast Q-tensor method, which can model the configuration of the liquid crystal director fields containing defects, is proposed. Conceptually based on the Oseen-Frank approach, we have added temperature energy density terms in addition to the strain energy term. We have also derived an improved normalization method for fast calculations. The method is used to model the conversion of a reverse tilt wall to a pair of disclination lines. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics.

Comments

Copyright 2002 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3951 (2002) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1523157


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