|COOKIES: By using this website you agree that we can place Google Analytics Cookies on your device for performance monitoring.|
Smectic film convection: A tempest in a soap bubble
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Paul Metcalfe.
Smectic liquid crystals are slimy organic liquids that form submicron thick suspended films, rather like soap bubbles. These films are nearly perfect two-dimensional liquids, with uniform thickness down to the molecular scale. I will describe fluid mechanical convection experiments carried out in smectic films which are forced electrically. With gentle forcing and an applied shear, we can produce a pattern of vortices that exhibits interesting nonlinear dynamics. With strong forcing, we can study the scaling behaviour of turbulent convection.
This talk is part of the Monday Mechanics Seminars (DAMTP) series.
This talk is included in these lists:
Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.
Other listsLucy Cavendish College public lecture series mathematics Interesting talks- 1st try
Other talksLandau weak crystallization theory of main phase transition in membranes Langlands' automorphic transfer and non-linear Poisson Formulas “No Respecter Of Persons Or Peoples” Regulating T lymphocyte metabolism Plan Bee: Ensuring the Future of Pollination Geometric Mechanics & Symmetry: From Finite to Infinite Dimensions short course - day 2