NSF Funded Collaborative Research:Pattern Formation and Dynamics in Electroconvection of Nematic Liquid Crystals -
A Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Weak Electrolyte Model;
PIs: Iuliana Oprea, Gerhard Dangelmayr; Colorado State University, Jim Gleeson, Kent State University
PhD Grad Students: Josh Ladd, CSU, Gyanu Acharia, KSU
The main objective of our research is the investigation and characterization of complex patterns, including the spatio-temporal chaos, observed experimentally and numerically in the nematic electroconvection. Our research is based on the mathematical and experimental analysy of the weak electrolyte model for the nematic electroconvection. Here you will find a short description of the mathematical aspects of the weak electrolyte model:
*) This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407418. Any oppinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.