Asymptotic Study on the Extendability of Equilibria of Nematic Polymers
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This paper addresses the extendability of equilibrium solutions of pure nematic liquid crystal polymers. More precisely, we apply the asymptotic analysis to show that the Jacobian of the nonlinear system is nonzero for both the prolate branch and the oblate branch when the nematic strength is large enough. This result implies the existence and uniqueness of the equilibrium solutions in the presence of small perturbations.
- Physical Chemistry
- Numerical Mathematics