Disclination renormalization of the disjoining pressure between walls bounding a nematic liquid crystal

F. N. Braun

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Abstract

It is shown that a positive disjoining pressure is exerted when nematic liquid crystals are confined between antagonistically anchoring walls. This pressure is derived from the elastic energy of rotation of the director. The negative corrections are calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1956-1957
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume114
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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