Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 15 (2017)
The transmission of symmetry in liquid crystals
Pages: 185 – 195
In liquid crystals, the existing experiments and simulations suggest that for various types of molecules: no homogeneous phase is found breaking the molecular symmetry. It has been proved for rod-like molecules. We conjecture that it holds for two types of two-fold symmetries, and prove it for some molecules with these symmetries.
liquid crystals, homogeneous phases, molecular symmetry, phase symmetry
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification