Jerry Ericksen: Liquid Crystal Pioneer

Timothy J. Sluckin, M. Carme Calderer

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In the 1960s Jerry Ericksen made major contributions to the construction of the continuum theory of nematic liquid crystals. This paper gives a brief summary of his work and the consequent giant impact on the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Elasticity
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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  • Continuum theory
  • Ericksen
  • Liquid crystals
  • Nematic


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