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The activated morphology of grain boundaries in nematic solid sheets
Author(s): Carl D. Modes; Mark Warner
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Paper Abstract

We review the current understanding of stress-free, defect-driven deformations in thin sheets of nematic solids, from simple, isolated cone-forming +1 disclination defects to more complicated textures constructed from simple building-block domains. Further, by building from these textures we may investigate the effect that grain boundaries of various types have on the material deformation, leading to faceted tubes in some cases and lines of Gaussian curvature, instead of points, in others.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8279, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII, 82790Q (10 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916788
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Carl D. Modes, The Rockefeller Univ. (United States)
Mark Warner, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8279:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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