Least energy solutions for a model of liquid crystals

Daniele Barbera, Vladimir Georgiev

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Abstract

We study the existence of a least energy solution of the Beris - Edward model for liquid crystals, following the approach of Brezis - Lieb and assuming flow velocity equal to zero. A specific choice of the parameters in the De Gennes energy functional enables one to show that least energy solution exists and can be seen as a minmax point of the energy functional.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on New Trends in the Applications of Differential Equations in Sciences, NTADES 2020
EditorsAngela Slavova
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 24
Event7th International Conference on New Trends in the Applications of Differential Equations in Sciences, NTADES 2020 - St. Constantin and Helena, Bulgaria
Duration: 2020 Sep 12020 Sep 4

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2321
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on New Trends in the Applications of Differential Equations in Sciences, NTADES 2020
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CitySt. Constantin and Helena
Period20/9/120/9/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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