Calculation of the director configuration of nematic liquid crystals by the simulated-anneal method

I.E.J. Heynderickx, H. Raedt, De

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    Abstract

    A new procedure for computing the equilibrium director pattern in a liquid-crystal-display cell subjected to an applied voltage is presented. It uses the simulated-anneal method which is based on the Metropolis Monte Carlo algorithm. The usefulness of the technique is illustrated by the simulation of three representative, but totally different kinds of liquid-crystal devices. © 1988 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1725-1730
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysical Review A : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    Volume37
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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