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Modeling liquid crystal films on nanoscale Kondic, Lou


This talk will focus on recently developed models and computational techniques for thin films, with focus on nematic liquid crystal films.à  Models and computations are developed within the framework of long wave approach, augmented by inclusion of liquid-solid interactionà  forces via disjoining pressure model.à   A particular aspect that will be discussed is the inclusion of the liquid-crystalline nature of theà  film into the model in a tractable manner. The simulation techniques include algorithms for GPU computing that allow for simulations of largeà  domainsà  and analysis of various instability mechanisms.

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