Structure of a liquid crystalline fluid around a macroparticle: Density functional theory
Cheung, David L. and Allen, M. P. . (2006) Structure of a liquid crystalline fluid around a macroparticle: Density functional theory. Physical Review E, 74 (2 Part 1). ISSN 1063-651XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.74.021701
The structure of a molecular liquid, in both the nematic liquid crystalline and isotropic phases, around a cylindrical macroparticle, is studied using density functional theory. In the nematic phase the structure of the fluid is highly anisotropic with respect to the director, in agreement with results from simulation and phenomenological theories. On going into the isotropic phase the structure becomes rotationally invariant around the macroparticle with an oriented layer at the surface.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review E|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Official Date:||August 2006|
|Number:||2 Part 1|
|Number of Pages:||8|
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