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The LCAR (Laboratoire Collisions-Agrégats-Réactivité) is a laboratory centered in fundamental physics organized around two main fields

  1. The study of laser-matter interaction focuses on matter waves studies and strong-field physics
  2. The study of molecular structures and dynamics develops the study and measurement of the properties of clusters, molecules of biological interest, and nano-objects in their environment

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[hal-03020477] Stokes force on a cylinder in the presence of fluid confinement

In this note, we present Stokes' calculation of the force exerted by the fluid on an oscillating cylinder. While the calculation of the similar problem in the case of the sphere is treated in several textbooks, the case of the cylinder is absent from these textbooks. Because modified Bessel functions were not defined in 1851 when Stokes made this calculation, Stokes was not able to express his results in closed forms but he gave asymptotic formulas valid in the two limits $a\ll \delta$ and $a \gg \delta$, where $a$ is the cylinder radius and $\delta$ is the viscous penetration depth. The closed form results were given by Stuart in 1963. We recall this calculation and we compare Stokes' asymptotic formulas to these exact results. Using modified Bessel functions, it is possible to calculate the force when the fluid is confined by an external cylinder of radius $b$ sharing the same axis: we review previous publications which have treated this problem and we present an exact calculation of this force which is also developed in powers of $\delta/a$, with the expansion coefficients being functions of the ratio $\gamma= a/b$ of the cylinder radii.

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[hal-03017062] Building an irreversible Carnot-like heat engine with an overdamped harmonic oscillator


[ensl-02570537] Engineered Swift Equilibration of brownian particles: consequences of hydrodynamic coupling