Alejandro Mendoza-Coto

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We study two dimensional stripe forming systems with competing repulsive interactions decaying as r −α. We derive an effective Hamiltonian with a short-range part and a generalized dipolar interaction which depends on the exponent α. An approximate map of this model to a known XY model with dipolar interactions allows us to conclude that, for α < 2(More)
We show that in order to describe the isotropic-nematic transition in stripe-forming systems with isotropic competing interactions of the Brazovskii class it is necessary to consider the next to leading order in a 1/N approximation for the effective Hamiltonian. This can be conveniently accomplished within the self-consistent screening approximation. We(More)
Two coarse-grained models which capture some universal characteristics of stripe forming systems are studied. At high temperatures, the structure factors of both models attain their maxima on a circle in reciprocal space, as a consequence of generic isotropic competing interactions. Although this is known to lead to some universal properties, we show that(More)
In this work, we used a generalized Frenkel-Kontorova model to study the mobility of water molecules inside carbon nanotubes with small radius at low temperatures. Our simulations show that the mobility of confined water decreases monotonically increasing the amplitude of the substrate potential at fixed commensurations. On the other hand, the mobility of(More)
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