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Main Title: Mesoscopic theory of liquid crystals
Author(s): Muschik, Wolfgang
Papenfuss, Christina
Ehrentraut, Harald
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Liquid crystals of uniaxial and biaxial molecules are considered in the framework of the mesoscopic description which is a general tool of continuum theory. A mesoscopic theory introduces the fields beyond hydrodynamics as additional variables of a configuration space, called mesoscopic space, on which the fields appearing in balances are defined. Besides the mesoscopic space, a mesoscopic distribution function is introduced which describes the distribution of the additional variables at each time and position. It is demonstrated, how the mesoscopic theory can be applied to liquid crystals, and how the Ericksen-Leslie theory and the alignment tensor theory of liquid crystals fit into the mesoscopic framework.
Issue Date: 2004
Date Available: 15-Oct-2018
DDC Class: 530 Physik
Subject(s): mesoscopic
Ericksen-Leslie theory
aligment tensor theory
Journal Title: Journal of non-equilibrium thermodynamics
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher Place: Berlin
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/JNETDY.2004.006
Page Start: 75
Page End: 106
EISSN: 1437-4358
ISSN: 0340-0204
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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