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Computer simulation studies of nematic liquid crystal tactoids

Computer simulation studies of nematic liquid crystal tactoids
Computer simulation studies of nematic liquid crystal tactoids
Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the equilibrium shapes of unconstrained nematic liquid crystal droplets or tactoids in an isotropic medium. The tactoids are approximately spherical when the mesogen is in its isotropic phase. On cooling into the nematic, the tactoid shape becomes anisotropic, with the symmetry axis aligned along the director. The molecular organisation inside the tactoids is investigated.
droplets, model, order
0009-2614
87-93
Bates, Martin A.
6001a185-ebdb-4ed1-959c-6bba80c61ed2
Bates, Martin A.
6001a185-ebdb-4ed1-959c-6bba80c61ed2

Bates, Martin A. (2003) Computer simulation studies of nematic liquid crystal tactoids. Chemical Physics Letters, 368 (1-2), 87-93. (doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(02)01824-9).

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Abstract

Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the equilibrium shapes of unconstrained nematic liquid crystal droplets or tactoids in an isotropic medium. The tactoids are approximately spherical when the mesogen is in its isotropic phase. On cooling into the nematic, the tactoid shape becomes anisotropic, with the symmetry axis aligned along the director. The molecular organisation inside the tactoids is investigated.

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Published date: 14 January 2003
Keywords: droplets, model, order

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Local EPrints ID: 19897
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/19897
ISSN: 0009-2614
PURE UUID: 30d0b902-662e-4707-a7ab-fe026037dff7

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:26

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