Defects of liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation

Onur Alper, Robert Hardt, Fang Hua Lin

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The defect set of minimizers of the modified Ericksen energy for nematic liquid crystals consists locally of a finite union of isolated points and Hölder continuous curves with finitely many crossings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number128
JournalCalculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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