Volume 85, Number 5, March 2009
Article Number 56001
Number of page(s) 4
Section Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties
Published online 17 March 2009
EPL, 85 (2009) 56001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/56001

Saddle-splay modulus of a particle-laden fluid interface for hard disks

S. V. Lishchuk

Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University - Sheffield S1 1WB, UK, EU

received 5 December 2008; accepted in final form 9 February 2009; published March 2009
published online 17 March 2009

The scaled-particle theory equation of state for the two-dimensional hard-disk fluid on a curved surface is proposed and used to determine the saddle-splay modulus of a particle-laden fluid interface. The resulting contribution to saddle-splay modulus, which is caused by thermal motion of the adsorbed particles, is comparable in magnitude with the saddle-splay modulus of a simple fluid interface.

61.20.Gy - Theory and models of liquid structure.
68.03.Cd - Surface tension and related phenomena.
02.40.Ky - Riemannian geometries.

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