Reference : Smectic filaments in colloidal suspensions of rods
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/7745
Smectic filaments in colloidal suspensions of rods
English
Frenkel, Daan [FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, The Netherlands]
Schilling, Tanja mailto [FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, The Netherlands]
2002
Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
66
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International
1539-3755
1550-2376
[en] In supersaturated isotropic mixtures of hard rods, smectic filaments have recently been observed. We propose
a model for formation and growth of these filaments similar to the Hoffman-Lauritzen model for polymer crystallization. Filament thickness is determined by a compromise between maximizing the amount of smectic phase formed and minimizing the nucleation barrier for adding new segments to the growing filament. We compare our analytical results to kinetic Monte Carlo simulations.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/7745
10.1103/PhysRevE.66.041606

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