Polymers in Shear Flow Near Repulsive Boundaries

Edgardo Duering, Yitzhak Rabin

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We report the results of computer simulations of polymers with excluded-volume interactions, in simple shear flow between impenetrable walls. The projections of the polymer radius and the end-to-end distance along and perpendicular to the flow direction, the monomer and center of mass distributions, and the surface excess are studied as a function of the distance from the wall. Contrary to recent evanescent wave-induced fluorescence studies, we find that the width of the depletion layer near the wall decreases with increasing shear rate. Possible reasons for the discrepancy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2232-2237
Number of pages6
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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