Elastic constants of hard thin platelets by Monte Carlo simulation and virial expansion
O'Brien, Paul A. C., Allen, M. P. , Cheung, David L., Dennison, M. (Matthew) and Masters, Andrew J.. (2008) Elastic constants of hard thin platelets by Monte Carlo simulation and virial expansion. Physical Review E, Vol.78 (No.5). 051705. ISSN 1539-3755Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.78.051705
In this paper we present an investigation into the calculation of the Frank elastic constants of hard platelets via molecular simulation and virial expansion beyond second order. Monte Carlo simulations were carried out and director fluctuations measured as a function of wave vector k, giving the elastic constants through a fit in the low-k limit. Additionally, the virial expansion coefficients of the elastic constants up to sixth order were calculated, and the validity of the theory determined by comparison with the simulation results. The simulation results are also compared with experimental measurements on colloidal suspensions of platelike particles.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Physics
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Monte Carlo method, Elasticity|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review E|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||University of Warwick, University of Manchester. Manchester Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
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