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With the important development of microfluidic systems, miniaturization of flow devices has become a real challenge. Microchannels, however, are characterized by a large surface-to-volume ratio, so that surface properties strongly affect flow resistance in submicrometre devices. We present here results showing that the concerted effect of wetting properties(More)
The dynamical mechanisms controlling the rheology of dense suspensions close to jamming are investigated numerically, using simplified models for the relevant dissipative forces. We show that the velocity fluctuations control the dissipation rate and therefore the effective viscosity of the suspension. These fluctuations are similar in quasi-static(More)
We investigate the effects of cell division and apoptosis on collective dynamics in two-dimensional epithelial tissues. Our model includes three key ingredients observed across many epithelia, namely cell-cell adhesion, cell death and a cell division process that depends on the surrounding environment. We show a rich non-equilibrium phase diagram depending(More)
We study the rheology of amorphous packings of soft, frictionless particles close to jamming. Implementing a quasistatic simulation method we generate a well-defined ensemble of states that directly samples the system at its yield stress. A continuous jamming transition from a freely flowing state to a yield-stress situation takes place at a well-defined(More)
In this contribution, we study situations in which nanoparticles in a fluid are strongly heated, generating high heat fluxes. This situation is relevant to experiments in which a fluid is locally heated by using selective absorption of radiation by solid particles. We first study this situation for different types of molecular interactions, using models for(More)
We study heat transfer from a heated nanoparticle into surrounding fluid using molecular dynamics simulations. We show that the fluid next to the nanoparticle can be heated well above its boiling point without a phase change. Under increasing nanoparticle temperature, the heat flux saturates, which is in sharp contrast with the case of flat interfaces,(More)
In this Letter, we explore the relations between tracer diffusion and flow heterogeneities in amorphous materials. On the basis of scaling arguments and an extensive numerical study of an athermal elastoplastic model, we show that there is a direct link between the self-diffusion coefficient and the size of cooperative regions at low strain rates. Both(More)
In this paper, we propose a new derivation for the Green-Kubo relationship for the liquid-solid friction coefficient characterizing hydrodynamic slippage at a wall. It is based on a general Langevin approach for the fluctuating wall velocity involving a non-Markovian memory kernel with vanishing time integral. The calculation highlights some subtleties of(More)
In this work we calculate the local elastic moduli in a weakly polydispersed two-dimensional Lennard-Jones glass undergoing a quasistatic shear deformation at zero temperature. The numerical method uses coarse-grained microscopic expressions for the strain, displacement, and stress fields. This method allows us to calculate the local elasticity tensor and(More)