Browse Technical Reports - Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) by Subject "compressible nemetic gels"

  • Dolbow, John E.; Fried, Eliot; Shen, Amy Q. (Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC), 2002-02)
    We consider the question of whether compressible nematic gels are capable of sustaining hedgehogs (radially symmetric point defects). As a basis for this work, we rely on a free-energy density that extends the conventional ...

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