Séminaires MSC
"Matière et Systèmes Complexes"


Lundi 21 mai 2007 à 11h30
Bâtiment Condorcet, 4ème étage, salle 454 A.

Christian Wagner
(Université de la Sarre)

Molecular properties in viscoelastic flow


The flow properties of simple liquids are altered dramatically by the addition of a tiny amount of flexible polymers. 
Viscoelastic instabilities might appear or – vice versa – flow singularities can be suppressed. 
We present measurements of the Rayleigh instability of a highly stretched fibre of a semi diluted polymer solution while droplet- pinch off. 
Several microscopic methods are used to determine the conformational dynamic of the macromolecules in the flow.