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DY: Fachverband Dynamik und Statistische Physik

DY 38: Active Matter IV (joint session DY/BP/CPP)

DY 38.5: Vortrag

Donnerstag, 30. März 2023, 10:45–11:00, ZEU 160

Structure and Dynamics of Active Polymer — •Sunil Pratap Singh — Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India, 462066

In this talk we are going to present structural and dynamical properties of a self-propelled filament using coarse-grained Brownian dynamics simulations. We consider two kinds of self-propulsion force on polymers, in case one force is applied tangent to the filament and in another model direction of active force is considered to be random. Case one shows that chain’s stiffness and radius of gyration monotonically decrease. Moreover, the radius of gyration of the filament shows universal scaling for various bending rigidities with flexure number. In the latter model, where monomers are assumed to be active Brownian particle (ABP), displays a non-monotonic behaviour of end-to-end distance with activity strength. We will discuss here the role of many-body interactions on its structure and relaxation behavior. Additional we talk about the rheological behavior of chain under linear shear-flow. Our simulations reveal that active polymer’s zero-shear viscosity varies in non-monotonic fashion with the active noise. More-importantly the viscosity decreases in the intermediate regime, that is followed by an increase in the more extensive Pe regime. We attribute the decrease of the zero-shear viscosity in the intermediate regime is due to many-body interactions among chain monomers.

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