Solution Landscapes for Cholesterics in Channel Geometries

25 Mar 2022, by ablahatherell in Sponsored events

August 2021 – February 2022

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

Supported by The Heilbronn Institute Small Grants Scheme

A new research project at the interface of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, focused on solution landscapes for cholesteric liquid crystals, and in particular, on the relatively unexplored solution landscapes of cholesterics in confined geometries.

Scientific Outcomes: The team have now co-authored a scientific manuscript titled ”Uniaxial versus Biaxial Pathways in One-Dimensional Cholesteric Liquid Crystals” by Yucen Han, James Dalby, Benjamin Carter, Apala Majumdar and Thomas Machon. The paper is posted on the arXiv, and has been accepted on 27 June as a letter in Physical Review Research.


Benjamin Carter (Bristol)
James Dalby (Strathclyde)
Yucen Han (Strathclyde)
Thomas Machon (Bristol)
Apala Majumdar (Strathclyde)