Centre for Computational Physics
5 th December, 2012, at 15:00 in Foster Cinema
Christine Stokes (The University of Manchester)
Christine’s talk will consist of 2 parts:
Part 1: My experience as a NoWNANO DTC student.
After a very short questions and answers session she will continue with
Part 2: Simulations of bent core molecules using molecular dynamics.
Liquid Crystals are a state of matter that lies between the classical liquid and solid state. What defines a liquid crystal is the long-range orientation order similar to a solid and the ability to move translationally like a liquid, which provides the ability to change their configuration. There are numerous types of liquid crystals that each have individual properties. Commonly known liquid crystals are nematic, which has a common orientation but no positional ordering, and smetic, which has a common orientation and positional ordering in one direction and random orientation in the other directions. Due…
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