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[00424] A Hydrodynamic Model for Active Polar Liquid Crystals

  • Session Time & Room : 5B (Aug.25, 10:40-12:20) @D101
  • Type : Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : We present a hydrodynamic model of active polar liquid crystals. We consider sheared active polar liquid crystals, and study dynamics of the polar order and shear rheology of the system. We show that shear may increase or decrease the polarization magnitudes. We derive the apparent viscosity formula showing a regime of negative apparent viscosity and a superfluid behavior for pushers, Our results echo previous results from numerical simulations and experiments.
  • Classification : 76A15, 76A05
  • Format : Talk at Waseda University
  • Author(s) :
    • Zhenlu Cui (Fayetteville State University)