Developed smectics: When exact solutions agree

Gareth P. Alexander, Randall D. Kamien, Christian D. Santangelo

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In the limit where the bending modulus vanishes, we construct layer configurations with arbitrary dislocation textures by exploiting a connection between uniformly spaced layers in two dimensions and developable surfaces in three dimensions. We then show how these focal textures can be used to construct layer configurations with finite bending modulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number047802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 26 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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