Defects of liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation

Onur Alper, Robert Hardt, Fang-Hua Lin

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Abstract

The defect set of minimizers of the modified Ericksen energy for nematic liquid crystals consists locally of a finite union of isolated points and Hölder continuous curves with finitely many crossings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number128
JournalCalculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Nematic Liquid Crystal
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  • Applied Mathematics

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Defects of liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation. / Alper, Onur; Hardt, Robert; Lin, Fang-Hua.

In: Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 56, No. 5, 128, 01.10.2017.

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