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Title: A Navier-Stokes phase-field crystal model for colloidal suspensions

We develop a fully continuous model for colloidal suspensions with hydrodynamic interactions. The Navier-Stokes Phase-Field Crystal model combines ideas of dynamic density functional theory with particulate flow approaches and is derived in detail and related to other dynamic density functional theory approaches with hydrodynamic interactions. The derived system is numerically solved using adaptive finite elements and is used to analyze colloidal crystallization in flowing environments demonstrating a strong coupling in both directions between the crystal shape and the flow field. We further validate the model against other computational approaches for particulate flow systems for various colloidal sedimentation problems.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Scientific Computing, Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415690
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; COLLOIDS; CRYSTAL MODELS; CRYSTALLIZATION; CRYSTALS; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS; SEDIMENTATION; SUSPENSIONS