Modeling of toroidal aggregates in chromonic liquid crystals

Dmitry Golovaty (The University of Akron, USA.)

Thursday 4th March 14:00-15:00 ZOOM (ID: 965 8131 2949)

Abstract

Lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLC) exhibit a variety of morphologies in phase transitions that arise as the result of interplay between surface energy and bulk elasticity. I will discuss a simple model that recovers experimentally observed shapes of toroidal aggregates of the columnar phase in LCLC. This is a joint work with Carme Calderer, Runa Koizumi, Oleg Lavrentovich, and Shawn Walker.

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