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1 Vadim A. Slavin, Robert A. Pelcovits, George Loriot, Andrew Callan-Jones, David H. Laidlaw Vis 06 Techniques for the Visualization of Topological Defect Behavior in Nematic Liquid Crystals

2 Liquid crystal basics T long organic molecules; model as rods or ellipsoids Uniaxial nematic Isotropic

3 P 1/2 Topological defects in nematics: line defects P /2 core

4 P +1/2 2D slice of this: defects formed closed loops Defect loops

5 Monopoles

6 Questions: 3D, Cores, Evolution

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8 ClCl CpCp CsCs C l + C p + C s = 1

9 ClCl CpCp CsCs

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14 Vadim A. Slavin, Robert A. Pelcovits, George Loriot, Andrew Callan-Jones, David H. Laidlaw Vis 06 Techniques for the Visualization of Topological Defect Behavior in Nematic Liquid Crystals


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