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On the Shape of the Isotropic-(Para)Nematic Coexistence Curve in Sheared Semi-Dilutenanotube suspensions

Published

Author(s)

Erik K. Hobbie

Abstract

A simple geometric argument is presented to account for the value of the measured critical exponent describing the development of anisotropy at the stability limit of sheared semi-dilute nanotube suspensions. The success of the models simplicity is linked to the interplay of concentration effects and attractive inter-particle interactions, highlighting the key physical factors that influence thetransition.
Citation
Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)
Volume
75

Keywords

coexistence curve, nanotubes, semi-dilute, shear flow

Citation

Hobbie, E. (2007), On the Shape of the Isotropic-(Para)Nematic Coexistence Curve in Sheared Semi-Dilutenanotube suspensions, Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852670 (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created January 1, 2007, Updated February 17, 2017