Dynamics of orientational ordering in fluid membranes

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Abstract

We study the dynamics of orientational phase ordering in fluid membranes. Through numerical simulation we find an unusually slow coarsening of topological texture, which is limited by subdiffusive propagation of membrane curvature. The growth of the orientational correlation length [formula presented] obeys a power law [formula presented] with [formula presented] in the late stage. We will also discuss defect profiles and correlation patterns in terms of long-range interaction mediated by curvature elasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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