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disclination dissociation

version 1.0.0 (6.95 MB) by Lucas Tassilo Scharbrodt
disclination dissociation in 2D uniaxial nematic liquid crystals


Updated 12 Aug 2020

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This is a simple script to simulate the dissociation of a single +1 topologic defect into two +1/2 defects. The defects have like charges and thus repell each other. Since the free energy of a topologic defect is propto its topological strength k, the free energy of the system is reduced by half in the course of this process. The .zip folder contains a video of the animation (.gif, .mp4) in case you cannot execute the script yourself and the governing equations provided as a .pdf

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Lucas Tassilo Scharbrodt (2021). disclination dissociation (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with R2018b and later releases
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