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Main Title: A Simplified Thermodynamic Theory for Biaxial Nematics
Author(s): Papenfuß, Christina
Verhás, Jozsef
Muschik, Wolfgang
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: A continuum theory of a biaxial nematic phase in liquid crystals is presented. The liquid crystalline ordering is described by a field of three unit vectors. Because these are macroscopic directors, the present approach is a generalization of the Ericksen-Leslie theory to biaxial nematics. The applied tools from nonequilibrium thermodynamics are classical Linear Irreversible Thermodynamics and Gyarmati's variational principle.
Issue Date: 1995
Date Available: 10-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 530 Physik
Subject(s): liquid crystals
biaxial nematics
linear irreversible thermodynamics
Onsager reciprocity relations
Gyarmati's variational principle
Journal Title: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher Place: Berlin
Volume: 50
Issue: 9
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/zna-1995-0902
Page Start: 795
Page End: 804
EISSN: 1865-7109
ISSN: 0932-0784
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