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Techniques for the Visualization of Topological Defect Behavior in Nematic Liquid Crystals. Vadim A. Slavin, Robert A. Pelcovits, George Loriot, Andrew Callan-Jones, David H. Laidlaw Vis ‘06. Isotropic. Uniaxial nematic. T . Liquid crystal basics.

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vadim a slavin robert a pelcovits george loriot andrew callan jones david h laidlaw vis 06

Techniques for the Visualization of Topological Defect Behavior in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Vadim A. Slavin, Robert A. Pelcovits, George Loriot, Andrew Callan-Jones, David H. Laidlaw

Vis ‘06

slide2

Isotropic

Uniaxial nematic

T 

Liquid crystal basics

long organic molecules; model as rods or ellipsoids

slide3

P

2

1/2

3

1

core

Topological defects in nematics: line defects

1

-1/2

2

P

3

slide4

+1/2

P

Defect loops

2D slice of this:

defects formed closed loops

slide8

Cs

Cl

Cp

Cl + Cp + Cs = 1

slide9

Cs

Cl + Cp + Cs = 1

Cp

Cl

vadim a slavin robert a pelcovits george loriot andrew callan jones david h laidlaw vis 0614

Techniques for the Visualization of Topological Defect Behavior in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Vadim A. Slavin, Robert A. Pelcovits, George Loriot, Andrew Callan-Jones, David H. Laidlaw

Vis ‘06