Statistics of polymer adsorption under shear flow.

  title={Statistics of polymer adsorption under shear flow.},
  author={Gui-Li He and Ren{\'e} Messina and Hartmut L{\"o}wen},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={132 12},
Using nonequilibrium Brownian dynamics computer simulations, we have investigated the steady state statistics of a polymer chain under three different shear environments: (i) linear shear flow in the bulk (no interfaces), (ii) shear vorticity normal to the adsorbing interface, and (iii) shear gradient normal to the adsorbing interface. The statistical distribution of the chain end-to-end distance and its orientational angles are calculated within our computer simulations. Over a wide range of… CONTINUE READING