Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Faculty Advisor

Keil, Thomas H.

Abstract

Previously, Marroum, et al. (1) carried out a numerical analysis of the N-I phase transition incorporating surface anchoring, bulk elastic, and external field contributions for a cylindrically confined liquid crystal. We will resurrect this approach to analyze the N-I transition in a liquid crystal confined to a planar geometry. (1) R.M. Marroum, G.S. Iannacchione, D. Finotello, and M. Lee, Phys. Rev. E 51, 4 (1995.)

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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