Kinetics of polymer chains in elongational flow

  • Darinskii A
  • Saphiannikova M
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Abstract

The Brownian dynamics technique was used to simulate the kinetics of neutral and charged polymer chains in elongational flow. A macromolecule is represented by a dumbbell with conformaton-dependent parameters. The simulation results were compared with predictions of the Peterline-de Gennes kinetic equation. It was shown that the theory works quite well beyond the limits of 'coil-stretched chain' transition region. © 1994.

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  • A. A. Darinskii

  • M. G. Saphiannikova

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