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Effect of shear on an onion texture.
European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Lamellar systems are self-assemblies of surfactant molecules forming planar bilayers separated by layers of solvent. At sufficiently high shear rates, they are known to form spherical objects often referred to as onions. In this paper, we are concerned with the effect of shear on those multi-lamellar vesicles. We measure solvent diffusion by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) using a method which is sensitive to the time dependence of mean-squared displacements. This method, combined with NMR velocimetry, allows us to infer onion structure as a function of shear rate, identifying different regimes in which local viscosity is related to the onion size. The role of slip is examined and the stress dependence of wall slip velocities is determined.
Computer Simulation, Lipid Bilayers/chemistry, Liposomes/chemistry, Membrane Fluidity, Models, Chemical, Models, Molecular, Onions/chemistry, Phase Transition, Shear Strength, Surface Properties
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