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Dynamics of Lyotropic Lamellar Phases

Ramaswamy, Sriram and Prost, J and Cai, W and Lubensky, TC (1993) Dynamics of Lyotropic Lamellar Phases. In: Europhysics Letters, 23 (4). pp. 271-276.

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We model dilute lyotropic smectics as a periodic stack of compressible-fluid membranes with width w separated by an incompressible background fluid of thickness d-w. We calculate the dynamical modes for this model as a function of the wave number q. For qd \ll 1, we find precisely the hydrodynamic modes of a two-component smectic. For qd \gg 1, we find various non-hydrodynamic modes which may be observable in experiment

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Europhysics Letters
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14633

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