Effects of shearing flow with inertia on monolayer mesoscale structure

Amir H. Hirsa, Juan Lopez, Michael J. Vogel, Jonathan J F Leung

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In an experimental flow system capable of imparting a well-controlled shear-rate distribution with inertia to a monolayer consisting of coexisting phases, we have studied the resulting phase morphology and domain fragmentation. These evolve on distinct time scales: the viscous time associated with the viscosity in the bulk and the Marangoni stress and the fragmentation/relaxation time associated with the phase morphology. A relationship between the microstructure (line tension) and macroflow (shear rate) determining the meso length scale of the coexisting phase domains has been deduced from dimensional analysis and was found to correlate well with the quantitative experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9483-9486
Number of pages4
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 7 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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