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Disclination Loops as Fundamental Excitations in Three-Dimensional Active Matter

1. Topological structure and dynamics of three-dimensional active nematics Authors: G. Duclos, R. Adkins, D. Banerjee, M. S. E. Peterson, M. Varghese, I. Kolvin, A. Baskaran, R. A. Pelcovits, T. R. Powers, A. Baskaran, F. Toschi, M. F. Hagan, S. J. Streichan, V. Vitelli, D. A. Beller, and Z. Dogic Science 367, 1120 (2020); DOI: […]

The elements of texture

1. Umbilic Lines in Orientational Order Authors: Thomas Machon and Gareth P. Alexander Phys. Rev. X 6, 011033 (2016); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.011033 2. Interpretation of saddle-splay and the Oseen-Frank free energy in liquid crystals Author: Jonathan V. Selinger Liquid Cryst. Rev. 6, 129-142 (2019); arXiv:1901.06306 3. Uniform distortions and generalized elasticity of liquid crystals Author: Epifanio […]

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)| DOI: 10.36471/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| DOI: 10.36471/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| DOI: 10.36471/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)| DOI: 10.36471/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)| DOI: 10.36471/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) | DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_January_2011_02

Understanding “supernematics” created by dispersing ferroelectric nanoparticles

Theory of Ferroelectric Nanoparticles in Nematic Liquid Crystals Authors: Lena M. Lopatina and Jonathan V. Selinger, 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 | David Andelman, Tel Aviv University | View Contributions | Philip Anderson, Princeton University, Princeton | View Contributions | Arezoo M. Ardekani, University of Notre Dame | View Contributions | […]