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The geometric theory of elasticity of liquid crystal polymer materials

Theory of liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks: connection between neoclassical theory and differential geometry Authors: Thanh-Son Nguyen and Jonathan V. Selinger Eur. Phys. J. E (2017) 40: 76 Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_July_2018_03

Why Does the Liquid Crystal Rotate?

Continuous Rotation of Achiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Droplets Driven by Heat Flux. Authors: Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Guilhem Poy, and Patrick Oswald. Physical Review Letters 117, 057801 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University. |View Commentary| JCCM_September_2016_03

How the Active Liquid Crystal Got Its Cusps

Lyotropic Active Nematics Authors: Matthew L. Blow, Sumesh P. Thampi, and Julia M. Yeomans arXiv:1407.7493 Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, , Kent State University |View Commentary| JCCM_AUGUST_2014_03

Describing Chirality as a Pseudotensor

1. Orientation Dependent Handedness and Chiral Design Authors: Efi Efrati and William T. M. Irvine arXiv:1301.4460 Recommended with a Commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_JUNE_2013_03

Applying a chiral mechanical “field” to an achiral liquid crystal

1. Macroscopic Torsional Strain and Induced Molecular Conformational Deracemization Authors: R. Basu, J. S. Pendery, R. G. Petschek, R. P. Lemieux, and C. Rosenblatt Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 237804 (2011) Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_JANUARY_2012_02

Curved Structures in Soft Materials Stabilized by the Flexoelectric Effect

Thermodynamically Stable Blue Phases Authors: F. Castles, S. M. Morris, E. M. Terentjev, and H. J. Coles Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 157801 (2010) Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University | View Commentary (PDF) | JCCM_JANUARY2011_02

Understanding “supernematics” created by dispersing ferroelectric nanoparticles

Theory of Ferroelectric Nanoparticles in Nematic Liquid Crystals Authors: Lena M. Lopatina and Jonathan V. Selinger http://arxiv.org/abs/0902.3270, Physical Review Letters 102, 197802 (2009) Recommended with a Commentary by Slobodan Zumer, University of Ljubljana | View Commentary | JCCM_July09_03

Correspondents prior to last two years

Elihu Abrahams, Rutgers University | View Contributions | Vivek Aji, University of California, Riverside |  View Contributions | Jason Alicea, California Institute of Technology | View Contributions | Philip Anderson, Princeton University, Princeton | View Contributions | Arezoo M. Ardekani, University of Notre Dame | View Contributions | Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University | View Contributions | Robert […]

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