## 4 Citations

### Smectic layering: Landau theory for a complex-tensor order parameter

- PhysicsJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
- 2022

Composed of microscopic layers that stack along one direction while maintaining fluid-like positional disorder within layers, smectics are excellent systems for exploring topology, defects and…

### A hydrodynamical model of nematic liquid crystal films with a general state of orientational order

- Physics
- 2022

We develop a Q-tensor model of nematic liquid crystals occupying a surface which represents a ﬁxed ﬂuidic material ﬁlm in space. In addition to the evolution due to Landau– de Gennes energy the model…

### A structure-preserving FEM for the uniaxially constrained $\mathbf{Q}$-tensor model of nematic liquid crystals

- MathematicsNumerische Mathematik
- 2020

Stability and consistency of the method without regularization are proved, and the design of an alternating direction gradient flow algorithm for the solution of the discrete problems is designed, and it is shown that such a scheme decreases the energy monotonically.

### A structure-preserving FEM for the uniaxially constrained Q-tensor model of nematic liquid crystals

- Mathematics
- 2019

We consider the one-constant Landau-de Gennes model for nematic liquid crystals. The order parameter is a traceless tensor ﬁeld Q , which is constrained to be uniaxial: Q = s ( n ⊗ n − d − 1 I )…

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### Landau–De Gennes Theory of Nematic Liquid Crystals: the Oseen–Frank Limit and Beyond

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- Physics
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