Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis

, Volume 154, Issue 2, pp 135–156 | Cite as

Existence of Solutions for the Ericksen-Leslie System

  • Fang-Hua Lin
  • Chun Liu


We study the general Ericksen-Leslie system, which describes the flow of liquid crystal materials. The dissipation property of the system is established and is used to prove the global existence of weak solutions. We also study the existence of classical solutions and the asymptotic stability of the solutions.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fang-Hua Lin
    • 1
  • Chun Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences¶New York University¶New York, NY 10012US
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Center for Materials Physics¶Penn State University¶University Park, PA 16802US

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