Viscoelasticity of entangled semiflexible polymers via primitive path analysis

N. Uchida, Gary S. Grest, Ralf Everaers

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Abstract

Viscoelasticity of entangled semiflexible polymers in the plateau frequency regime is investigated. We combine computer simulations and scaling arguments to develop a unified view of polymer entanglement based on primitive path analysis. The plateau modulus is obtained as a function of the dimensionless segment density. Our theoretical and numerical results agree well with the experimental data over a wide range of stiffness/density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Systems - 5th International Workshop on Complex Systems
Pages536-538
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 13
Event5th International Workshop on Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Sep 252007 Sep 28

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume982
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Complex Systems
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/9/2507/9/28

Keywords

  • Brownian dynamics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Rheology
  • Scaling theory
  • Semiflexible polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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