Singularity and existence for a wave system of nematic liquid crystals

Geng Chen, Yuxi Zheng

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In this paper, we prove the global existence and singularity formation for a wave system modeling nematic liquid crystals in one space dimension. In our model, although the viscous damping term is included, the solution with smooth initial data still has gradient blowup in general, even when the initial energy is arbitrarily small.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-188
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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