No blow-up to a variational wave equation in liquid crystals

Jingchi Huang, Yuxi Zheng

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We establish the global existence of smooth solutions to the Cauchy problem for a system of variational wave equations in one space dimension modeling a type of nematic liquid crystals that has equal splay and bend coefficients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021506
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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