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- van Zuiden, Benjamin C., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013 v.110 no.23 pp. 9295-9300
- computer simulation; droplets; energy; liquid crystals; topology
- ... We stabilize nematic droplets with handles against surface tension-driven instabilities, using a yield-stress material as outer fluid, and study the complex nematic textures and defect structures that result from the competition between topological constraints and the elasticity of the nematic liquid crystal. We uncover a surprisingly persistent twisted configuration of the nematic director inside ...
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