Nonlinear Theory of Void Formation in Colloidal Plasmas

K. Avinash, A. 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)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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