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Non-Linear effects of membrane fluctuations in the dilute lamellar phase

Ramaswamy, Sriram and Prost, J and Lubensky, TC (1994) Non-Linear effects of membrane fluctuations in the dilute lamellar phase. In: EPL: Europhysics Letters, 27 (4). 285 -290 .

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Abstract

The static structure factor of the dilute sterically stabilised lamellar phase is calculated and found to have an Ornstein-Zernike form with a correlation length that diverges at infinite dilution. The relaxation time for concentration fluctuations at large wave number q is shown to go as q-3 with a coefficient independent of the membrane bending rigidity. The membrane fluctuations also give rise to strongly frequency-dependent viscosities at high frequencies.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2011 13:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36654

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