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Title: Theoretical studies of smetic liquid crystals subjected to flow, perturbations, magnetic fields and various applied boundry conditions.
Author: Walker, Alan J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3551 9281
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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In this thesis, the fluid dynamics of smectic A and smectic C liquid crystals are considered under a variety of experimental and theoretical situations. The smectic A liquid crystals are modelled by the recent dynamic continuum theory proposed by Stewart. The smectic C liquid crystals are modelled, in general, by the continuum dynamic theory proposed by Leslie, Stewart and Nakagawa with some additions made following the work of de Gennes.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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