Flow, slippage and a hydrodynamic boundary condition of polymers at surfaces


Mueller M., PASTORINO C., Servantie J.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.20, no.49, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Tailoring surface interactions or grafting of polymers onto surfaces is a versatile tool for controlling wettability, lubrication, adhesion and interactions between surfaces. Using molecular dynamics of a coarse-grained, bead-spring model and dynamic single-chain-in-mean-field simulations, we investigate how structural changes near the surface affect the flow of a polymer melt over the surface and how these changes can be parameterized by a hydrodynamic boundary condition.