Structure factor in the presence of shear - An RPA calculation

Guy Vinograd, Moshe Schwartz

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We consider the structure factor of a system of colloidal particles immersed in a host liquid. Each particle is assumed to be affected by forces due to other particles, a drag force proportional to the velocity of the particle relative to the local velocity of the fluid and a fluctuating random noise. The effect of the particles on the velocity field of the host liquid is neglected. The problem is treated within the RPA approximation which is a widely used tool in many body theory. The validity of the RPA result is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2003


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