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Spatiotemporal Rheochaos in Nematic Hydrodynamics

Chakrabarti, Buddhapriya and Das, Moumita and Dasgupta, Chandan and Ramaswamy, Sriram and Sood, AK (2004) Spatiotemporal Rheochaos in Nematic Hydrodynamics. In: Physical Review Letters, 92 (5). 055501/1-4.


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Motivated by recent observations of rheochaos in sheared wormlike micelles, we study the coupled nonlinear partial differential equations for the hydrodynamic velocity and order-parameter fields in a sheared nematogenic fluid. In a suitable parameter range, we find irregular, dynamic shear banding and establish by decisive numerical tests that the chaos we observe in the model is spatiotemporal in nature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).
Keywords: Spatiotemporal Rheochaos;Nematic Hydrodynamics
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/242

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