Smectic Pores and Defect Cores


Matsumoto EA, Santangelo CD, Kamien RD. Smectic Pores and Defect Cores. J. Interface Focus. 2012;2 (5) :617-622.


Riemann’s minimal surfaces, a one-parameter family of minimal surfaces, describe a bicon- tinuous lamellar system with pores connecting alternating layers. We demonstrate explicitly that Riemann’s minimal surfaces are composed of a nonlinear sum of two oppositely handed helicoids. 

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