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Packing Liquid Crystal Domains

Presented by: 
Randall Kamien University of Pennsylvania
Date: 
Monday 13th May 2019 - 09:40 to 10:20
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Focal conic domains are complex, geometric configurations found in cholesteric and smectic liquid crystals: they are not topologically protected but are very low energy states. How do they pack on finite geometries? Come and listen!
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