Maxwell stress in fluid mixtures

Takahiro Sakaue, Takao Ohta

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We examine the structure of Maxwell stress in binary fluid mixtures under an external electric field and discuss its consequence. In particular, we show that, in immiscible blends, it is intimately related to the statistics of domain structure. This leads to a compact formula, which may be useful in the investigation of electrorheological effects in such systems. The stress tensor calculated in a phase separated fluid under a steady electric field is in a good agreement with recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number078301
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 17 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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