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Comparison of Methods for Calculating the Friction Coefficient and Intrinsic Viscosity of Nanoparticles and Macromolecules

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Author(s)

M Mansfield, Jack F. Douglas, Saba Irfan, E Kang

Abstract

Various methods have been proposed to estimate the translational friction coefficient f and the intrinsic viscosity [?] of polymers and other particles of complex shape. These methods range from first-principles calculations based on a precise description of particle shape and the solution of the Stokes equation to highly coarse-grained bead model descriptions of complex polymer structures at an intermediate level of modeling, and finally to phenomenological estimates that relate f to the particle s surface area. These treatments often involve slender-body and various preaveraging approximations, etc., that render the calculation analytically tractable, but numerically uncertain. Powerful numerical methods have become available in recent years that allow the assessment of the accuracy of these estimates. We compare several methods of computing f and [?] to determine their applicability to various classes of particle shapes.
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Macromolecules

Keywords

capacity, diffusion coefficient, intrinsic viscosity, nanoparticle, particle charcterization, poalrizability, transport properties

Citation

Mansfield, M. , Douglas, J. , Irfan, S. and Kang, E. (2021), Comparison of Methods for Calculating the Friction Coefficient and Intrinsic Viscosity of Nanoparticles and Macromolecules, Macromolecules (Accessed December 1, 2021)
Created October 12, 2021