Symmetry and numerical investigation of smectic liquid crystals

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dc.contributor.author Dada, Kim
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T08:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T08:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-21T08:28:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/6960
dc.description.abstract Abstract In this dissertation both smectic-A and smectic-C liquid crystals are discussed. A dynamic equation for modeling the behaviour of smectic-C liquid crystals under the effect of an electric field is derived. The analytical solution is obtained using Lie point symmetries. From this the steady-state solution is obtained. The model equation is solved using a finite difference approximation, the method of lines and pseudo-spectral methods. The solutions are compared for accuracy and efficiency. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Symmetry and numerical investigation of smectic liquid crystals en
dc.type Thesis en


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