Configuration of nematic liquid crystals around particles under external fields

Jun Ichi Fukuda, Holger Stark, Makoto Yoneya, Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Abstract

We present the results of our numerical attempts to simulate the configuration of a nematic liquid crystal around a spherical particle. We focus on the effect of an external field, such as a magnetic field or a flow field, on the director configuration and the topological defects accompanied by the particles. The use of adaptive mesh refinement together with a tensor order parameter for the description of the orientational order makes it feasible to tract the dynamics of a nematic liquid crystal without any special treatment of the topological defects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSlow Dynamics in Complex Systems
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems
EditorsMichio Tokuyama, Irwin Oppenheim
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages146-147
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0735401837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume708
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period11/3/0311/8/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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