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The Influence of Internal Friction on Dilute Polymer Solution Dynamics

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posted on 10.08.2021, 01:00 authored by RAMALINGAM KAILASHAM
The time rate of spatial reorganisation in polymer molecules is modulated both by solvent friction, and solvent-viscosity-independent intramolecular interactions, collectively termed as ``internal friction''. Internal friction is known to affect the timescale of protein folding, the mechanical response of polysaccharides to stretching, and the rheological properties of polymer solutions. This thesis presents a theoretical and computational investigation of the effects of internal friction on the motion of polymers in a dilute solution.

History

Principal supervisor

Ravi Prakash Jagadeeshan

Additional supervisor 1

Rajarshi Chakrabarti

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy (IITB-Monash)

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering