Ordering dynamics of nematic liquid crystals: Monte Carlo simulations
1 Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University - Varanasi 221005, India
2 School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University - New Delhi 110067, India
Received: 13 July 2012
Accepted: 16 October 2012
We present comprehensive results from Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of ordering dynamics in d = 2 nematic liquid crystals. We compare our MC results with an analytic form obtained for the correlation function of the liquid crystal order parameter. The numerical and analytical results are in excellent agreement. The domain growth law is consistent with L(t) ∼ (t/ln t)1/2.
PACS: 64.60.Cn – Order-disorder transformations / 61.30.Jf – Defects in liquid crystals / 05.10.−a –
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