Radial configurations of smectic A materials and focal conics

M. Carme Calderer, Chun Liu, Karl Voss

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Radial configurations of smectic A liquid crystals in a disk are considered. Focal conics solutions in the disk are constructed from the original radial solution, and the stability of radial solution is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
M.C. Calderer has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, contract no. DMS-9704714, 1997-2000.


  • Focal conics
  • Liquid crystal
  • Smectic A
  • Stability

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