Communications in Analysis and Geometry

Volume 26 (2018)

Number 2

A heat flow problem from Ericksen’s model for nematic liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation

Pages: 411 – 433

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/CAG.2018.v26.n2.a5

Author

Chi-Cheung Poon (Department of Mathematics, National Chung Cheng University, Minghsiung, Chiayi, Taiwan)

Abstract

We study a heat flow problem for nematic liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation which is basically the harmonic heat flow into the round cone with a lower order term.

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The research is supported in part by the NSC (Taiwan) grant 103-2115-M-194-007.

Received 21 January 2015