Lily-like twist distribution in toroidal nematics

25 Oct 2018 Pedrini Andrea Piastra Marco Virga Epifanio G.

Toroidal nematics are droplets of nematic liquid crystals in the form of a circular torus. When the nematic director is subject to planar degenerate boundary conditions, the bend-only director field with vector lines along the parallels of all internal torodial shells is an equilibrium solution for all values of the elastic constants... (read more)

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