Hybrid models for the dynamics of an immiscible binary mixture with surfactant molecules

Toshihiro Kawakatsu, Kyozi Kawasaki

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Abstract

For the purpose of studying pattern formation processes in a binary mixture with surfactant molecules such as the formation of a microemulsion, we propose dynamical models which comprise a continuous field representing an immiscible binary fluid mixture and discrete surfactant molecules. In order to demonstrate the efficiency of such a hybrid approach, computer experiments on pattern formation processes are performed combining the cell dynamics method and the molecular dynamics method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-735
Number of pages46
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume167
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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