Ian Jauslin

Nematic liquid crystal phase in a system of interacting dimers

118th Statistical Mechanics Meeting, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

December 17, 2017

In 1979, O.Heilmann and E.H.Lieb introduced an interacting dimer model with the goal of proving the emergence of a nematic liquid crystal phase in it. In such a phase, dimers spontaneously align, but there is no long range translational order. Heilmann and Lieb proved that dimers do, indeed, align, and conjectured that there is no translational order. I will discuss a recent proof of this conjecture. This is joint work with Elliott H. Lieb.



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