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Interactions and correlations of particulate inclusions in a columnar phase

Adhikari, R (2002) Interactions and correlations of particulate inclusions in a columnar phase. In: European Physical Journal, 9 (2). pp. 127-134.

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We calculate the elastic-field-mediated interaction between macroscopic particles in a columnar hexagonal phase. The interaction is found to be long-ranged and non-central, with both attractive and repulsive parts. We show how the interaction modifies the particle correlations and the column fluctuations. We also calculate the interaction of particles with the topological defects of the columnar phase. The particle-defect interaction reduces the mobility of the defects.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: European Physical Journal
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009 10:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 06:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18988

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