Order reconstruction patterns in nematic liquid crystal wells Samo Kralj

  title={Order reconstruction patterns in nematic liquid crystal wells Samo Kralj},
  author={Apala Majumdar},
We numerically study structural transitions inside shallow nanoscale wells with square cross-section, filled with nematic liquid crystal material. We model the wells within the Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals, in the absence of any external fields. We obtain two qualitatively different states: (i) the DSD state for relatively large wells with lateral dimension greater than a numerically computed critical threshold and (ii) a novel, two-dimensional star-like biaxial order… CONTINUE READING


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