Zero-shear stress relaxation and long time dynamics of a linear polyethylene melt: A test of Rouse theory

J. T. Padding*, W. J. Briels

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Abstract

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of a polyethylene melt were performed to investigate the validity of the Rouse model predictions for a comprehensive set of correlation functions. It was found that the chains behave like Rouse theory predicts, but only on length scales larger than the segment length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8685-8693
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume114
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2001

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