Nanoparticle retardation in semidilute polymer solutions

R. Tuinier, J.K.G. Dhont, T. Taniguchi, T.H. Fan

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The flow of a solution containing semidilute nonadsorbing polymers near a flat wall and past a sphere is considered. We focus on polymer concentrations beyond overlap. Near a flat wall we numerically compute the slip thickness for chains with excluded volume. For the flow of a polymer solution past a sphere we compute Stokes flow with nonuniform viscosity numerically and compare it with recent analytical results [Fan, Dhont and Tuinier, Phys. Rev. E 75, 011803 (2007)] based on a step function approximation. We show the regime where the analytical results are valid and to what extent nanoparticle motion is retarded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex systems: 5th International Workshop on Complex Systems, Sendai, 25-28 September 2007
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 25 Sept 200728 Sept 2007

Publication series

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


Conference5th International Workshop on Complex Systems


  • Colloid
  • Depletion
  • Difiusion
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Polymer
  • Slipd


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