Nonlinear Theory of Void Formation in Colloidal Plasmas

K. Avinash, Amitava Bhattacharjee, S. Hu

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A nonlinear time-dependent model for void formation in colloidal plasmas is proposed. For experimentally relevant initial conditions, the model describes the nonlinear evolution of a zero-frequency linear instability that grows rapidly in the nonlinear regime and subsequently saturates to form a void. A number of features of the model are consistent with experimental observations under laboratory and microgravity conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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