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Authors: H. Desmet, K. Neyts, R. Baets
Title: Modeling nematic liquid crystals in the neighborhood of edges
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 12/2005
Journal/Conference/Book: Journal of Applied Physics
Editor/Publisher: American Institute of Physics, 
Volume(Issue): 98(12) p.123517
Location: New York,
DOI: 10.1063/1.2143122
Citations: 19 ( - last update: 21/7/2024)
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We present a method to simplify simulation techniques for determining liquid-crystal director orientation in geometries with sharply defined edges and for surfaces with strong anchoring without preferred direction. We show analytically that close to such edges, the liquid crystal can be described by just a few parameters. After examining the solutions, it is explained how these results can avoid the numerical problems that arise when simulating such configurations.

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