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Nonequilibrium dynamics of anisotropic fluids
course in Winter Semester 2010/11, 3 credit points (ECTS)
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Hess, TU Berlin
Period: February 16 to 18, 2011
Wed. Feb. 16, 14-16h, room EW 731, TU Berlin
Thu. Feb. 17, 10-12h, room EW 731,
Thu. Feb. 17, 14-16h, room EW 733,
Fri. Feb. 18, 10-12h, room EW 731.
The basic physics and the theoretical treatment of transport processes and nonequilibrium
orientational phenomena are presented for nano-rod fluids and liquid crystals.
Equations governing the viscous flow, the flow-birefringence and the dynamics of
orientational order parameters, like the alignment tensor, are derived and discussed. The
equations are applied to systems where a steady driving force leads to a periodic or