Kumar, Sunil and Pattanayek, Sudip K. (2018) Semi-flexible polymer engendered aggregation/dispersion of fullerene (C60) nano-particles: An atomistic investigation. Chemical Physics Letters, 701 (1.815). pp. 22-29.
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Semi-flexible polymer chain has been modelled by choosing various values of persistent length (stiffness). As the polymer chain stiffness increases, the shape of polymer chain changes from globule to extended cigar to toroid-like structure during cooling from a high temperature. The aggregation of fullerene nanoparticles is found to depend on the morphology of polymer chain. To maximize, the number of polymer bead-nanoparticle contacts, all nano-particle have positioned inside the polymer globule. To minimize, the energy penalty, due to bending of the polymer chain, all nano-particle have positioned on the surface of the polymer’s cigar and toroid morphology.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Semi-flexible polymer, Fullerene, Molecular dynamics simulations, LAMMPS|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Dr. Sunil Kumar|
|Deposited On:||03 May 2018 17:29|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2018 17:29|
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