Cesare Chiccoli, Paolo Pasini, Luiz R. Evangelista, Rodolfo T. De Souza, Claudio Zannoni

International Journal of Modern Physics C – Volume: 27, Issue: 10, Páginas: 10 , Doi: 10.1142/S012918311650114X

Monte Carlo simulations of lattice spin models are employed to investigate the effects of an external field on the creation and evolution of inversion walls in nematic films with conical boundary conditions. The simulations, based on the well known Lebwohl-Lasher potential, allow to produce simulated polarized microscopy images which are followed during their evolution when the field is applied.