Static problems of the chiral smectic and bent core<br/><br/>liquid crystals focusing on the role of the spontaneous polarization

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 2:45pm - 3:00pm
EE/CS 3-180
Jinhae Park (Purdue University)
In this talk, we first discuss mathematical modeling of
ferroelectric liquid crystals with existence results. With a special
geometry, we consider a one dimensional problem with an applied field.
We present existence of finitely many equilibrium branches and nested
hysteresis loops between the polarization and applied fields, which
show finer structures of ferroelectric materials.

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