Feedback control of flow alignment in sheared liquid crystals.


Based on a continuum theory, we investigate the manipulation of the nonequilibrium behavior of a sheared liquid crystal via closed-loop feedback control. Our goal is to stabilize a specific dynamical state, that is, the stationary "flow alignment," under conditions where the uncontrolled system displays oscillatory director dynamics with in-plane symmetry… (More)


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@article{Strehober2013FeedbackCO, title={Feedback control of flow alignment in sheared liquid crystals.}, author={David A Strehober and Eckehard Sch{\"{o}ll and Sabine H. L. Klapp}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2013}, volume={88 6}, pages={062509} }