Stick and slip behaviour of confined oligomer melts under shear. A molecular-dynamics study

E. Manias, G. Hadziioannou, I. Bitsanis, G. Ten Brinke

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Abstract

The flow behaviour of melts of short chains, confined in molecularly thin Couette flow geometries, is studied with molecular-dynamics simulations. The effect of wall attraction and confinement on the density and velocity profiles is analysed. In these highly inhomogeneous films, a strong correlation between the density and velocity profile is found. Sticking of the interfadal layer on the wall and slip on the wall and inside the film is manifested by changes in the velocity profile. The location of the slip is determined by the strength of the wall attraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalEPL
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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