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By W. Helfrich, B. Klösgen (auth.), Professor Dr. Akira Onuki, Professor Dr. Kyozi Kawasaki (eds.)

The fourth Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Symposium, dedicated to the subject of dynamics and styles in complicated fluids, was once hung on October 26 and 27, 1989, in Nishinomiya urban, Japan, the place ten invited audio system gave their lectures. A one-day assembly, comprising brief talks and poster classes, used to be then hung on an identical subject on October 28 on the study Institute for primary Physics, Kyoto collage. the current quantity comprises the ten invited papers and 38 contributed papers awarded at those conferences. The symposium used to be subsidized via Nishinomiya urban, the place Prof. Hideki Yukawa as soon as lived and the place he wrote the distinguished paper describing the paintings that used to be later venerated by means of a Nobel prize. the subject of the fourth symposium was once selected from probably the most vigorously evolving and hugely interdisciplinary fields in condensed subject physics. the sector of advanced fluids is especially assorted and nonetheless in its infancy and, therefore, the definition of a posh fluid varies significantly from one researcher to the following. one of many goals of the symposium was once to elucidate its definition via explicitly posing a few in all likelihood wealthy difficulties ready to be explored. certainly, experimentalists are disclosing a number of exciting dynamical phenomena in advanced platforms similar to polymers, liquid crystals, gels, colloids, and surfactant platforms. We, the organizers, desire that the symposium will give a contribution to the expanding significance of the sector within the coming years.

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More generally, A and B are cocfficients which are expected to be functions only of K, K, and T. The q,3 scaling argument holds only if "decorations" of the basic structure are negligible. dependence. While there is no theoretical demonstration that decorations can be safely ignored, the experimental measurements agree well with an assumption that their effects are negligible. 2 Landau theory A main feature of the previous model is that due to the special symmetry of the sponge phase (I/O) the free energy depends on two "order parameters".

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9) The gaussian curvature is negative for 'I' = 1/2, indicating that in the symmetrical sponge phase the number of handles is larger than the number of disconnected components. The en tropic contribution to F is dominated by the entropy of mixing of the I and 0 domains and can be easily estimated in a random mixing approximation: (10) The total free energy density F is obtained by summing (6), (9) and (10). Note that the entropy of the film is evaluated in two parts: for length scales larger that the cell size it is given by the mixing entropy of I and 0 domains (0) and for length scales smaller than the cell size it contributes to the reduction of the bending constant (8).

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