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Nonlinear dynamics of alignment tensor in the presence of electromagnetic fields
Author(s): C. Papenfuss; H. Ehrentraut; W. Muschik
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Paper Abstract

An equation of motion for the second order alignment tensor, including the influence of electromagnetic fields is derived. The starting point are the mesoscopic balance equations of mass and of angular momentum. A constitutive equation on the mesoscopic level is discussed. The two balance equations together with the constitutive equation yield a Fokker-Planck type equation of motion for the ODF. This finally leads to a nonlinear partial differential equation for the alignment tensor.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299988
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C. Papenfuss, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
H. Ehrentraut, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
W. Muschik, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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