Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica

Polymer Physics and Complex Fluids Group


Modeling shear-induced reorganization of emulsion droplets

 Stable colloidal emulsion droplets can reorganize in response to an external shear flow. Shear-induced restructuring of hard-sphere suspension has been observed using light scattering in concentrate colloidal suspensions under control unidirectional steady shear. However, there are few direct observations of the real-space shear-induced structural changes and of deformable soft droplets. We had developed a simulation model for deformable particle suspensions . The purpose of this study is to simulate dense emulsion droplets and make comparison with the experimental measurements.