Orientational dynamics in nematic liquid crystals: A coarse-grained simulation study

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We examine the behaviour of single-particle orientational time correlation functions in nematic liquid crystals. As well as the expected dynamics involving oscillation in a mean-field potential, and occasional jumps between orientations parallel and antiparallel to the director, we provide the first simulation evidence of long-time tails characteristic of coupling to director fluctuations.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1723-1732
Number of pages10
JournalThe European Physical Journal. Special Topics
Issue number8
Early online date18 Jul 2016
StatePublished - Oct 2016