Microscopic to macroscopic modelling in liquid crystals

Relatore:  Jamie M. Taylor - Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao
  martedì 10 dicembre 2019 alle ore 14.00 Sala Verde
Much work has been dedicated to relating the phenomenological Landau-de Gennes model for liquid crystalline materials to its simpler large-domain limit, the Oseen-Frank model. As Landau-de Gennes is, however, phenomenological, it begs the question as to whether Oseen-Frank may be justified from models with a more sound physical justification. In this talk we outline some recent work on obtaining OseenFrank, for both nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals, as a large-domain limit of a more fundamental mean-field model, where material constants appearing in the limiting gradient-type energy can be derived from more fundamental pairwise interactions of molecules.

Contact Person: G. Canevari

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2 dicembre 2019

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