Mechanical frustration and spontaneous polygonal folding in active nematic sheets

C.D. Modes, M. Warner, C. Sanchez-Somolinos, L.T. Haan, de, D.J. Broer

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Abstract

We analyze the bending response to light or heat of a solid nematic disk with a director twisted from being radial on the upper surface to be azimuthal on the lower. We find a number of curl lobes determined purely by the geometry of the mechanical frustration that arises during the response.
Original languageEnglish
Article number060701
Pages (from-to)060701-1/3
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume86
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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