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Hydrodynamics and rheology of active liquid crystals: a numerical investigation.

Abstract:
We report numerical studies of the hydrodynamics and rheology of an active liquid crystal. We confirm the existence of a transition between a passive and an active phase, with spontaneous flow in steady state. We explore how the velocity profile changes with activity, and we point out the difference in behavior for flow-aligning and tumbling materials. We find that an active material can thicken or thin under a flow, or even exhibit both behaviors as the forcing changes.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
98
Issue:
11
Pages:
118102
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:c663a0ed-1703-4028-a7ec-e7cc792ffeed
Source identifiers:
15851
Local pid:
pubs:15851
Language:
English
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