Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp 873–886

Equilibrium configuration of a nematic liquid crystal confined to a cylindrical cavity

  • S. V. Burylov

DOI: 10.1134/1.558425

Cite this article as:
Burylov, S.V. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (1997) 85: 873. doi:10.1134/1.558425


A nematic liquid crystal confined to a cylindrical capillary with homeotropic anchoring to the sidewalls is considered. An analytic description of the planar polar director field configuration is proposed for arbitrary values of the system material parameters. Conditions for orientational transitions between planar radial, planar polar, and escaped radial structures are determined, with a discussion of similar considerations for planar-circular anchoring.

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© American Institute of Physics 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Burylov
    • 1
  1. 1.“Transmag” Institute of Transport Systems and TechnologyUkrainian National Academy of SciencesDnepropetrovskUkraine

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