Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

D. Mucci - L. Nicolodi

On the Landau-de Gennes elastic energy of constrained biaxial nematics

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Published Paper

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Journal: SIAM J. Math. Anal.
Volume: 48
Number: 3
Pages: 1954-1987
Year: 2015
Doi: 10.1137/15M1041043


This paper continues our investigation on the properties of the Landau--de Gennes elastic free-energy for constrained biaxial nematic systems. The principal aim of the paper is to discuss the question of coercivity for the most common four-elastic-constant form of the Landau--de Gennes elastic free-energy and the corresponding energy minimization problem.