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Relations of Two Continuum Theories of Liquid Crystals

  • James D. Lee
  • A. Cemal Eringen

Abstract

For the thermomechanics of nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals, the Ericksen-Leslie theory and the theory based upon micropolar continuum mechanics are presented. The similarities and differences in basic laws of motion and constitutive equations between these two theories are discussed in detail. For illustrative purpose solutions of some special problems are given in order to illustrate special features of these theories.

Keywords

Liquid Crystal Reference State Continuum Theory Nematic Liquid Crystal Cholesteric Liquid Crystal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Cemal Eringen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical SciencesPrinceton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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