Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Shawn Walker (Louisiana State University)
We consider the generalized Ericksen model of liquid crystals, which is an energy with 8 independent elastic constants that depends on two order parameters $\mathbf{n}$ (director) and $s$ (variable degree of orientation). We will also discuss the modeling of weak anchoring conditions (both homeotropic and planar), and fully coupled electro-statics with flexo-electric and order-electric effects.
Subscribe to RSS - flexo-electric