FM 12-2011

Authors: Margherita Disertori, Alessandro Giuliani

Title: The nematic phase of a system of long hard rods
 
Abstract: The existence of a nematic phase in a system of long rods with purely hard core interactions is rigorously established.

Keywords: liquid crystals, nematic order, hard core interactions, k-mers, cluster expansion, Pirogov-Sinai theory

Margherita Disertori
Laboratoire de Mathematiques Raphael Salem
UMR 6085 CNRS-Université de Rouen
Av. de l'Université, BP.12, Technopole du Madrillet,
F76801 Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray
e-mail: Margherita DOT Disertori AT univ-rouen DOT fr

Alessandro Giuliani
Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Roma Tre
L.go S. Leonardo Murialdo 1, 00146 Roma - Italy
e-mail: giuliani AT mat DOT uniroma3 DOT it