QLS Seminar: Effects of linking topology on the shear response of connected ring polymers: Catenanes and bonded rings flow differently
Starts 24 Jul 2023 11:00
Ends 24 Jul 2023 12:00
Central European Time
Common area, ex SISSA building
Via Beirut, 2
Over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in studying polymers with different architectures in shear flow. Therefore, there is a vast body of literature on the relationship between topology, hydrodynamic interaction, and shear flow.
In recent times, significant progress has been made in the synthesis of poly[n]catenanes. These systems possess mechanical bonds that introduce fresh degrees of freedom, opening up avenues for material engineering and new possibilities in dynamics.
In this talk, I aim to explain the behavior of polycatenane when it is out of equilibrium. Our objective is to gain insight into the nature of mechanical bonds in polymers and the impact of hydrodynamic interaction in systems comprising two rings.
Reyhaneh Afghahi Farimani (Sharif University of Technology, University of Vienna)
Zahra Ahmadian Dehaghani (SISSA)
Christos Likos ( University of Vienna)
Reza Ejtehadi (Sharif University of Technology)