Yuichi Masubuchi

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The time development of the concentration of a spin-trapped OH radical was studied by electron spin resonance at various sound intensities and various 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline N-oxide (DMPO) concentrations in water sonolysis. The lifetime of the spin-trapped OH radical was also studied, and factors governing sonolysis are discussed. We found that the(More)
More than 100 micros dissipative particle dynamics simulations were carried out to investigate the spontaneous formation process of threadlike micelles from the random configuration for surfactant molecules. Stable spherical micelles were formed during the earlier stage. These spherical micelles fused to each other and grew into rodlike and threadlike(More)
It has been established that entangled polymer dynamics can be reasonably described by single chain models such as tube and slip-link models. Although the entanglement effect is a result of hard-core interaction between chains, linkage between the single chain models and the real multi-chain system has not been established yet. In this study, we propose a(More)
This paper discusses a fully decentralized algorithm able to create a coherent swam of autonomous mobile robots from the viewpoint of “computational physics”. To this end, we particularly focus on the “Molecular Dynamics method” and the “Stokesian Dynamics method”, both of which are widely used to investigate multi-body systems. To verify the feasibility of(More)
Silkworms can produce strong and tough fibers at room temperature and from an aqueous solution. Therefore, it seems useful to study the mechanism of fiber formation by silkworms for development of synthetic polymers with excellent mechanical properties. The rheological behaviors of native silk dopes stored in the silk glands of Bombyx mori and Samia cynthia(More)
Simulation results of the primitive chain network (PCN) model for entangled polymers are compared here to existing data of diffusion coefficient, linear and nonlinear shear and elongational rheology of monodisperse polystyrene melts. Since the plateau modulus of polystyrene is well known from the literature, the quantitative comparison between the whole set(More)
The differences in formation and structural properties of polymer networks consisting of end-linked flexible or rigid chains were studied by molecular dynamics simulation. Networks were formed from monodisperse, linear, short, flexible or rigid chains with functional end groups and a stoichiometric ratio of trifunctional cross-linkers. The rigid chains had(More)
DNA motion during biased sinusoidal field gel electrophoresis around the antiresonance condition was investigated by direct observation using fluorescent microscopy and Brownian dynamics simulation. Time development of the center of mass velocity, vx, and the principal value of the gyration tensor, R1, was measured at this antiresonance condition. The(More)
To optimize automation for polymer processing, attempts have been made to simulate the flow of entangled polymers. In industry, fluid dynamics simulations with phenomenological constitutive equations have been practically established. However, to account for molecular characteristics, a method to obtain the constitutive relationship from the molecular(More)
The concept of dynamic tube dilation (DTD) is here used to formulate a new simulation scheme to obtain the linear viscoelastic response of long chains with a large number of entanglements. The new scheme is based on the primitive chain network model previously proposed by some of the authors, and successfully employed to simulate linear and nonlinear(More)