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The electrostatic interactions in dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations are calculated using the standard Ewald [Ann. Phys. 64, 253 (1921)] sum method. Charge distributions on DPD particles are included to prevent artificial ionic pair formation. This proposal is an alternative method to that introduced recently by Groot [J. Chem. Phys. 118, 11265(More)
We uncover the basis for the validity of the Tsallis statistics at the onset of chaos in logistic maps. The dynamics within the critical attractor is found to consist of an infinite family of Mori's q -phase transitions of rapidly decreasing strength, each associated with a discontinuity in Feigenbaum's trajectory scaling function sigma. The value of q at(More)
A one-sided phase-field model is proposed to study the dynamics of unstable interfaces of Hele-Shaw flows in the high viscosity contrast regime. The corresponding macroscopic equations are obtained by means of an asymptotic expansion from the phase-field model. Numerical integrations of the phase-field model in a rectangular Hele-Shaw cell reproduce finger(More)
The interfacial tension between organic solvents and water at different temperatures is predicted using coarse-grained, mesoscopic Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulations. The temperature effect of the DPD repulsive interaction parameters, aij, for the different components is calculated from the dependence of the Flory-Huggins χ parameter on(More)
We undertake the investigation of sheared polymer chains grafted onto flat surfaces to model liposomes covered with polyethylene glycol brushes as a case study for the mechanisms of efficient drug delivery in biologically relevant situations, for example, as carriers for topical treatments of illnesses in the human vasculature. For these applications,(More)
Interfaces involving coexisting phases in condensed matter are essential in many phenomena: wetting, nucleation, morphology, phase separation kinetics, membranes, phase coexistence in nanomaterials, etc. The majority of analytical theories available use concepts derived from mean field artifacts which do not describe adequately these systems. Satisfactory(More)
We study the dynamics of iterates at the transition to chaos in the logistic map and find that it is constituted by an infinite family of Mori’s q-phase transitions. Starting from Feigenbaum’s σ function for the diameters ratio, we determine the atypical weak sensitivity to initial conditions ξt associated to each q-phase transition and find that it obeys(More)
Nonequilibrium coarse-grained, dissipative particle dynamics simulations of complex fluids, made up of polymer brushes tethered to planar surfaces immersed in a solvent yield nonmonotonic behavior of the friction coefficient as a function of the polymer grating density on the substrates, Γ, while the viscosity shows a monotonically increasing dependence on(More)
The study of the modification of interfacial properties between an organic solvent and aqueous electrolyte solutions is presented by using electrostatic dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. In this article, the parametrization for the DPD repulsive parameters a(ij) for the electrolyte components is calculated considering the dependence of the(More)