MIDIT OFD CATS Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics Optics and Fluid Dynamics Chaos and Turbulence Studies and Irreversible Thermodynamics Risø National Laboratory Niels Bohr Institute and Technical University of Denmark Building 128 Department of Chemistry Building 321 P.O. Box 49 University of Copenhagen DK-2800 Lyngby DK-4000 Roskilde DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø Denmark Denmark Denmark
by Prof. M. Laradji
Department of Physics,
University of Prince Edward Island,
Tuesday August 18, 1998, 15.15 h (Coffee at 15.00)
at Department of Chemistry, Building 206, room 250
Abstract: The effect of polymer adsorption on fluctuating surfaces is investigated in terms of self-consistent mean field calculations and numerically through Langevin Simulations of the Ewards-de Gennes Hamiltonian coupled to the Capillary Hamiltonian, and Monte Carlo simulations of the bond-fluctuation model coupled to the SOS model. All these calculations show that while the adsorbed polymers lead to an increase of the surface tension, they lead to a decrease of the bending rigidity.