J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C8-193-C8-204
Lamellar phase under shear : SANS measurementsO. DIAT1, D. ROUX2 and F. NALLET2
1 ESRF, B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble, France
2 CNRS, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, 33600 Pessac, France
The static properties of lyotropic lamellar phases have been investigated for a long time. Recently, we studied the dynamic properties and more specifically the effect of shear on these phases. Using different techniques (conoscopy, light, neutron and X-ray scattering, microscopy and rheology), the different stationary orientation states of a lamellar phase (in a quaternary mixture water-SDS-pentanol-dodecane) have been analyzed ; in this paper we describe the analysis of the oriented state of these lamellar phase at high shear rates ; we consider a Gaussian distribution to define the mosaicity of this orientation where the normal of the membrane is parallel to the velocity gradient.
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