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Boundary-roughness effects in nematic liquid crystals

Foldes, R (Minneapolis)
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 16:00-16:20

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


Paolo Biscari and Stefano Turzi considered a plate with an undulatory pattern. They replace the corrugation with sinusoidal boundary conditions, and use formal asymptotics for the analysis. I would like to use the method of gamma convergence to determine the effective energy and its minimizers for this problem.


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