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Title: Interaction between a caviy and a singularity in nematics
Authors: Ranganath, G.S.
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1977, Vol.40, p143-148
Abstract: It is shown that a singularity of strength s interacts with a cylindrical cavity having uniform boundary conditions, as though instead of the cylindrical cavity there is a singularity of strength s at the conjugate point together with one of strength (l - s) at the centre. At large distances the cavity acts as a disclination of strength + 1. Disclinations of negative strength form dipoles with the cavity. An extension of this result can account for the interaction between a spherical cavity and a singular point.
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ISSN: 1058-725X
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Copyright: 1977 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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