Dynamic light scattering study of Onion phase

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Dynamic light scattering study of Onion phase

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 28th August 2000
  • Speaker: Abdellatif Moussaid (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Lyotropic lamellare phases under shear flow form structures of closed packed of monodisperse multilamellar vesicles (ONIONS). We used Tow Colour Light Scattering to probe the dynamics of a densely packed phase of onions. Results show the presense of two modes: fast dynamic due to membrane fluctuations and can be related to the elastic properties; and frozen fluctuation related to the size and distribution of onions, suggesting that this is a good model system for studying dynamics close to the glass transition.

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