Channel flow of smectic films

@article{Franosch2000ChannelFO,
  title={Channel flow of smectic films},
  author={Franosch and Jain and Nelson},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 4 Pt A},
  pages={
          3942-50
        }
}
  • Franosch, Jain, Nelson
  • Published 2 August 1999
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
The hydrodynamics of smectic films at an air-water interface is discussed, with particular focus on the viscous response of the film under flow normal to the layers. The corrections to the response functions of the smectic phase, arising from the coupling between the flow and the smectic order parameter, are calculated. The results for the effective viscosity are illustrated by analyzing smectic film flow in a channel geometry. Two limiting cases of the flow, namely, motion dominated by… 

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