Polymer depletion-induced slip near an interface

R. Tuinier, T. Taniguchi

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Abstract

A quantitative description is proposed for the depletion-induced slip thickness and velocity profile of a polymer solution near the wall-fluid interface in simple shear flow. The inhomogeneous polymer density profile at a flat wall is inserted into the equations of motion for the flow of a polymer solution near the flat wall. The theory is in quantitative agreement with simulation results

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics : Condensed Matter
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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