The effect of shear in self-assembled fluids: The large-N limit
National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180 Lesotho South Africa
2 The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, P.O. 586, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste, Italy
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Published online: 18 January 2005
The dynamics of self-assembled fluids subjected to a uniform shear are solved for large-N component model of microemulsions. The dynamical structure factor is studied for quenches from an uncorrelated high temperature state into the Lifshitz line within the microemulsion phase. The structure factor shows multiscaling behavior with characteristic length scales in the flow direction and in directions perpendicular to the flow. The structure factor shows two parallel ridges in the shear-flow plane.
PACS: 47.20.Hw – Morphological instability; phase changes / 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 83.50.Ax – Shear flows
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