On the Stability of Topologically Non-Trivial Point Defects

Hiroyuki Mori, Hiizu Nakanishi

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Abstract

We demonstrate that a topologically non-trivial point defect can be energetically unstable against expanding into a ring defect by taking nematic liquid crystal as an example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1281-1286
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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