Stability of the vortex defect in the Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals

Ignat, Radu, Nguyen, Luc, Slastikov, Valeriy and Zarnescu, Arghir (2013) Stability of the vortex defect in the Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals. Comptes Rendus Mathématique, 351 (13-14). pp. 533-537. ISSN 1631-073X

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Abstract

We analyze the radially symmetric solution corresponding to the vortex defect (the so-called melting hedgehog) in the Landau–de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals. We prove the existence, uniqueness and stability results of the melting hedgehog.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0299 Analysis. Including analytical methods connected with physical problems
Depositing User: Arghir Zarnescu
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 13:12
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2014 13:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49526
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