Nonequilibrium Steady States in Sheared Binary Fluids

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Nonequilibrium Steady States in Sheared Binary Fluids

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 6th November 2006
  • Speaker: Mike Cates (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

When two immiscible fluids of equal density and viscosity are placed in a container at rest, they coarsen indefinitely and end up totally demixed. When the same two fluids are subjected to a uniform shear flow, do they demix, or is a steady state attained with fluid domains of a characteristic size that no longer increases in time? I will describe recent attempts to answer this rather basic question, using lattice Boltzmann simulations.

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