Elastic properties of interfaces. Elasticity moduli and spontaneous geometric characteristics

M. M. Kozlov, S. L. Leikin, V. S. Markin

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An arbitrarily organized interface with non-uniform curvature is considered. The force factors (surface tension and bending moments) depend on interface geometry. The general definitions of spontaneous geometrical characteristics and elastic moduli of interface are presented. The spontaneous geometrical characteristics correspond to zero values of interface force factors. The elastic moduli are expressed in terms of derivatives of force factors. The expression for energy of interface deformation including the second-order terms is derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-292
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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