Modeling a tethered polymer in Poiseuille flow.
We investigate the behavior of a tethered polymer in Poiseuille flow using a multiscale algorithm. The polymer, treated using molecular dynamics, is coupled to a solvent modeled by the stochastic rotation algorithm, a particle-based Navier-Stokes integrator. The expected series of morphological transitions of the polymer: sphere to distorted sphere to trumpet to stem and flower to rod are recovered, and we discuss how the polymer extension depends on the flow velocity. Backflow effects cause ...Expand abstract
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