Lattice Monte Carlo Simulations of Chain Conformations in Polymer Nanocomposites

@inproceedings{Ozmusul2005LatticeMC,
  title={Lattice Monte Carlo Simulations of Chain Conformations in Polymer Nanocomposites},
  author={Murat S. Ozmusul and Catalin R. Picu and Sanford S. Sternstein and Sanat K Kumar},
  year={2005}
}
Lattice Monte Carlo simulations were performed on monodisperse polymer melts, with DP’s ranging from 100 to 400, filled with nanoparticles of sizes comparable to the chain Rg. We critically study the role of the mean distance between these nanofillers on the overall conformation of polymer chains and, more importantly, on the statistics of bridges, dangling ends, loops, and trains. We are motivated to study these issues since it has been suggested that the mechanical behavior of nanocomposites… CONTINUE READING
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