Dynamics of interfaces and rheology of immiscible liquid-liquid mixtures

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In a mixture of two immiscible liquids, interfacial tension is responsible for the visco-elastic behaviour of the blend. To model such a peculiar behaviour, we formulate a fine-grained description of the interface motions and, after averaging, we obtain a coarse-grained description in the spirit of the Doi and Ohta model. While the Doi-Ohta model was restricted to immiscible liquids with equal viscosity and equal volume fractions, we here develop a model for arbitrary viscosities and concentrations. © 2003 Académie des sciences/Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

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Lhuillier, D. (2003). Dynamics of interfaces and rheology of immiscible liquid-liquid mixtures. Comptes Rendus - Mecanique, 331(2), 113–118. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1631-0721(02)00004-9

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