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The topological microstructure of defects in liquid crystals

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We study the core of line and point defects in nematic liquid crystals. The topological theory of defects allows us to prove that a uniaxial nematic has two ways to avoid a topologically stable defect: either it melts, by becoming isotropic on the putative defect, or a complex biaxial structure arises, that we describe in the paper.

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Biscari, P., Peroli, P. Guidone and Sluckin, T.J. (1997) The topological microstructure of defects in liquid crystals Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 292, (1), pp. 91-101. (doi:10.1080/10587259708031921).

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Published date: 1997
Keywords: nematic liquid crystals, defects, topology

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Local EPrints ID: 29564
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29564
ISSN: 1542-1406
PURE UUID: 96315464-5546-49bc-b5f0-d83ef84c3b19
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9163-0061

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Date deposited: 02 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: P. Biscari
Author: P. Guidone Peroli
Author: T.J. Sluckin ORCID iD

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