Structure formation of surfactant membranes under shear flow
We study the detailed structural evolution of surfactant membranes under simple shear flow using large-scale particle simulations
Surfactant molecules in water self-assemble into various structures such as micelles and bilayer membranes, which display a rich variety of rheological properties under flow
A critical shear rate γc separates the lamellae and onion phases, where the latter phase consists of monodisperse onions containing hundreds of lamellar layers
For an initial lamellar state, the final configuration of a simulation run with 1.2 × 107 molecular dynamics steps at a small shear rate γτ = 0.0284), is employed
For the case of a random initial distribution, small disks merge into randomly oriented surfaces, which align in the shear flow to become a nearly perfect lamellar stack with some defects
We study the explicit-solvent meshlesszy x membrane model for higher number density
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