An approach to the construction of Morse flows for variational functionals. (English) Zbl 0850.76043

Nematics. Defects, singularities and patterns in nematic liquid crystals: mathematical and physical aspects, Proc. NATO Adv. Res. Workshop, Orsay/Fr. 1990, NATO ASI Ser., Ser. C 332, 195-199 (1991).
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0735.46017].


76A15 Liquid crystals
76M30 Variational methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics