Kayaking and wagging of rigid rod-like colloids in shear flow

Y.G. Tao

    Abstract

    In this thesis we report on Brownian dynamics simulations of colloidal suspensions of rigid spherocylinders in shear flow. A widely investigated topic, rod-like liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) in the nematic phase arouse much scientific interest, both theoretically and experimentally, not only due to the spectacular collective orientational motions that these systems perform under shear but also due to the peculiar rheological properties compared to those of the isotropic phase. The goal of our study is to simulate and to understand the dynamical and rheological behavior exhibited in shear flow. Our simulated systems are based on the fd virus, because this slightly flexible nearly monodisperse biopolymer is considered a convenient experimental representative for a rigid rod-like particle.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Briels, Willem J., Supervisor
    • Vancso, Gyula J., Member
    • Poelsema, Bene , Member
    • den Otter, Wouter K., Advisor
    • Hess, S., Member
    • Dhont, J.K.G., Member
    • Vermant, J., Member
    Date of Award12 May 2006
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs9789036523561
    StatePublished - 12 May 2006

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    shear flow
    rods
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    biopolymers
    viruses
    colloids
    shear
    polymers
    liquids
    simulation

    Keywords

    • METIS-233732
    • IR-55984

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    Tao, YG 2006, 'Kayaking and wagging of rigid rod-like colloids in shear flow', University of Twente, Enschede.

    Kayaking and wagging of rigid rod-like colloids in shear flow. / Tao, Y.G.

    Enschede, 2006. 128 p.

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