Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599177
Title:
Phase separation and disorder in doped nematic elastomers
Authors:
Köpf, M. H.; Pismen, L. M.
Abstract:
We formulate and analyse a model describing the combined effect of mechanical deformation, dynamics of the nematic order parameter, and concentration inhomogeneities in an elastomeric mixture of a mesogenic and an isotropic component. The uniform nematic state may exhibit a long-wave instability corresponding to nematic-isotropic demixing. Numerical simulations starting from either a perfectly ordered nematic state or a quenched isotropic state show that coupling between the mesogen concentration and the nematic order parameter influences the shape and orientation of the domains formed during the demixing process. © EDP Sciences/ Società Italiana di Fisica/ Springer-Verlag 2013.
Citation:
Köpf MH, Pismen LM (2013) Phase separation and disorder in doped nematic elastomers. Eur Phys J E 36. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2013-13121-1.
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
The European Physical Journal E
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
DOI:
10.1140/epje/i2013-13121-1
PubMed ID:
24158266
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1292-8941; 1292-895X
Sponsors:
We acknowledge the support by the Human Frontier Science Program (Grant RGP0052/2009-C) and hospitality of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences where this paper was finalised. MHK acknowledges hospitality of OCCAM supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04 by KAUST and the support by LabEx ENS-ICFP: ANR-10-LABX-0010/ANR-10IDEX-0001-02 PSL*.
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dc.contributor.authorKöpf, M. H.en
dc.contributor.authorPismen, L. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:54:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:54:21Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10en
dc.identifier.citationKöpf MH, Pismen LM (2013) Phase separation and disorder in doped nematic elastomers. Eur Phys J E 36. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2013-13121-1.en
dc.identifier.issn1292-8941en
dc.identifier.issn1292-895Xen
dc.identifier.pmid24158266en
dc.identifier.doi10.1140/epje/i2013-13121-1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599177en
dc.description.abstractWe formulate and analyse a model describing the combined effect of mechanical deformation, dynamics of the nematic order parameter, and concentration inhomogeneities in an elastomeric mixture of a mesogenic and an isotropic component. The uniform nematic state may exhibit a long-wave instability corresponding to nematic-isotropic demixing. Numerical simulations starting from either a perfectly ordered nematic state or a quenched isotropic state show that coupling between the mesogen concentration and the nematic order parameter influences the shape and orientation of the domains formed during the demixing process. © EDP Sciences/ Società Italiana di Fisica/ Springer-Verlag 2013.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge the support by the Human Frontier Science Program (Grant RGP0052/2009-C) and hospitality of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences where this paper was finalised. MHK acknowledges hospitality of OCCAM supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04 by KAUST and the support by LabEx ENS-ICFP: ANR-10-LABX-0010/ANR-10IDEX-0001-02 PSL*.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.titlePhase separation and disorder in doped nematic elastomersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe European Physical Journal Een
dc.contributor.institutionTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israelen
dc.contributor.institutionEcole Normale Superieure, Paris, Franceen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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