TITLE

Viscous forces on nematic defects

AUTHOR(S)
Sonnet, Andr�
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Continuum Mechanics & Thermodynamics;Jul2005, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The effect of backflow in defect dynamics is assessed by computing the viscous force on point and line defects that move due to reorientation. It is found that defects with a positive winding number are accelerated while defects with a negative winding number are slowed down by the backflow. The results are in agreement with experimental and numerical results for defect annihilation.
ACCESSION #
17744489

 

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