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Abstract
We simulate by lattice Boltzmann the steady shearing of a binary fluid mixture undergoing phase separation with full hydrodynamics in two dimensions. Contrary to some theoretical scenarios, a dynamical steady state is attained with finite domain lengths Lx,Ly in the directions (x,y) of velocity and velocity gradient. Apparent scaling exponents are estimated as Lx similar to gamma(2/3) and Ly similar to gamma(3/4). We discuss the relative roles of diffusivity and hydrodynamics in attaining steady state.
Original language  English 

Article number  085701 
Pages (fromto)   
Number of pages  4 
Journal  Physical Review Letters 
Volume  96 
Issue number  8 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  3 Mar 2006 
Projects
 1 Finished

Edinburgh Soft Matter and Statistical Physics Group: Programme Grant
Cates, M., Ackland, G., Egelhaaf, S., Evans, M., Poon, W. & Pusey, P.
1/10/03 → 31/03/08
Project: Research