SciCADE 2013
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations
September 16-20, 2013, Valladolid (Spain)

Invited Talk

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Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Soft Matter Interfaces

J. Harting, S. Frijters, F. Günther, B. Kaoui and T. Krüger

Abstract
Interfaces are ubiquitous in soft matter systems and appear in various shapes and sizes. Prominent examples are vesicles, capsules, and biological cells. Other classes of fluid-fluid interfaces can be found in emulsions, foams, and liquid aerosols. We investigate the underlying physical properties of soft matter interfaces by combining a multiphase lattice Boltzmann solver for the involved fluids with molecular dynamics or immersed boundary methods to describe (colloidal) particles or deformable membranes. An overview on recent applications will be given ranging from rheological and structural properties of particle stabilized fluid interfaces and emulsions towards microfluidic transport of vesicles and biological cells.

Bibliography
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[4] B. Kaoui, J. Harting and C. Misbah, Phys. Rev. E. 83, 066319 (2011)
[5] B. Kaoui, T. Krüger and J. Harting, Soft Matter 8, 9246 (2012)
[6] B. Kaoui, T. Krüger and J. Harting, Submitted for publication (2012)

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