Numerical studies of domains and bubbles of Langmuir monolayers

Дата и время публикации : 2000-02-24T03:02:26Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Kok-Kiong Loh
Joseph Rudnick

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Коментарии к cтатье: 13 pages, 16 eps figures included, submitted to Phys. Rev. E
Первичная категория: cond-mat.soft

Все категории : cond-mat.soft

Краткий обзор статьи: A numerical algorithm based on the finite element methods has been developed to accurately determine the shape of the boundary of a domain containing “boojum” textures. Within the context of the simple model we adopt, the effects of both bulk elastic anisotropy and line-tension anisotropy on the domain boundary can be examined. It is found that line-tension anisotropy must be present in order to account for domains with protruding features. Both elastic anisotropy and anisotropic line-tension can result in domains with indentations. The numerical algorithm has been extended to investigate the problem of a bubble in extended region ordered phase.

Category: Physics