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Figure 10: Schematic illustration of nematic director configurations in spherical cavities: (a) the bipolar configuration, (b) the bipolar configuration aligned by an electric field, (c) the radial configuration, (d) the axial configuration in an applied field, and (e) the toroidal configuration. The corresponding (f) bipolar, (g) radial, and (h) axial configurations in elongated droplets.