Recent developments of analysis for hydrodynamic flow of nematic liquid crystals

Fanghua Lin, Changyou Wang

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Abstract

The study of hydrodynamics of liquid crystals leads to many fascinating mathematical problems, which has prompted various interesting works recently. This article reviews the static Oseen-Frank theory and surveys some recent progress on the existence, regularity, uniqueness and large time asymptotic of the hydrodynamic flow of nematic liquid crystals. We will also propose a few interesting questions for future investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20130361
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume372
Issue number2029
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2014

Keywords

  • Ericksen-Leslie equation
  • Hydrodynamic flow
  • Nematic liquid crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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