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Simulation and Theory of Inhomogeneous Liquid Crystals

  • Mike Allen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 610)

Abstract

This chapter describes Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, carried out for simple models of liquid crystals. The results are compared with predictions of coarse-grained theories, based on Oseen-Frank orientational elasticity, Landau-de Gennes order tensor theory, and the Onsager density functional. A variety of inhomogeneous systems have been studied, including planar interfaces with containing walls, the equilibrium nematic-isotropic interface, a disclination defect, and a colloidal suspension.

Keywords

Liquid Crystal Nematic Phase Order Tensor Pressure Tensor Defect Core 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Allen
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Centre for Scientific ComputingUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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