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Ericksen-Leslie theory for nematic liquid crystals and its developments

Stewart, I (University of Strathclyde)
Monday 07 January 2013, 15:30-16:30

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


A review of the Ericksen-Leslie theory for the dynamics of nematic liquid crystals will be presented. Its developments related to smectic and other liquid crystals phases will also be discussed. Applications to 'switching phenomena' in liquid crystals will be mentioned.

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