Excluded volume effects on the structure of a linear polymer under shear flow

Abstract

The effect of excluded volume interactions on the structure of a polymer in shear flow is investigated by Brownian Dynamics simulations for chains with size 30 ≤ N ≤ 300. The main results concern the structure factor S(q) of chains of N=300 Kuhn segments, observed at a reduced shear rate β = γ̇τ = 3.2, where γ̇ is the bare shear rate and τ is the longest… (More)

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@inproceedings{Pierleoni2000ExcludedVE, title={Excluded volume effects on the structure of a linear polymer under shear flow}, author={Carlo Pierleoni and Jean-Paul Ryckaert}, year={2000} }