TY - JOUR

T1 - Hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal crystals (1). General theory for simple and compound lattices

AU - Hofman, J.M.A.

AU - Clercx, H.J.H.

AU - Schram, P.P.J.M.

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - A new method is presented for low-Reynolds-number flow problems involving periodic arrays of spherical particles. The method is based on an exact technique to calculate quasi-static hydrodynamic interactions between a finite number of spheres immersed in an unbounded Newtonian fluid. This technique is applied to an infinite system defined by periodic cells containing an arbitrary configuration of N rigid spheres. The N spheres may be differently sized. Using the translational symmetry of the periodic cells, the set of equations representing all hydrodynamic interactions in the infinite array, is decoupled. The set of decoupled equations resembles that for an isolated group of N particles.

AB - A new method is presented for low-Reynolds-number flow problems involving periodic arrays of spherical particles. The method is based on an exact technique to calculate quasi-static hydrodynamic interactions between a finite number of spheres immersed in an unbounded Newtonian fluid. This technique is applied to an infinite system defined by periodic cells containing an arbitrary configuration of N rigid spheres. The N spheres may be differently sized. Using the translational symmetry of the periodic cells, the set of equations representing all hydrodynamic interactions in the infinite array, is decoupled. The set of decoupled equations resembles that for an isolated group of N particles.

U2 - 10.1016/S0378-4371(99)00052-7

DO - 10.1016/S0378-4371(99)00052-7

M3 - Article

SN - 0378-4371

VL - 268

SP - 326

EP - 352

JO - Physica A. Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

JF - Physica A. Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

IS - 3-4

ER -