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Thin film models for active liquid crystals

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GFSW01 - Form and deformation in solid and fluid mechanics

Active liquid crystals – or active polar gels – have been discussed as a model for cell-motion induced by the cytoskeleton. We discuss the derivation of a thin film model based on the Beris-Edwards theory for liquid crystals.

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