Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1304.3809 (Hayato Shiba et al.)

Structure formation of surfactant membranes under shear flow    [PDF]

Hayato Shiba, Hiroshi Noguchi, Gerhard Gompper
Shear-flow-induced structure formation in surfactant-water mixtures is investigated numerically using a meshless-membrane model in combination with a particle-based hydrodynamics simulation approach for the solvent. At low shear rates, uni-lamellar vesicles and planar lamellae structures are formed at small and large membrane volume fractions, respectively. At high shear rates, lamellar states exhibit an undulation instability, leading to rolled or cylindrical membrane shapes oriented in the flow direction. The spatial symmetry and structure factor of this rolled state agree with those of intermediate states during lamellar-to-onion transition measured by time-resolved scatting experiments. Structural evolution in time exhibits a moderate dependence on the initial condition.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.3809

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