The shear rate dependence of the slip length in thin polymer films confined between atomically flat surfaces is investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. The polymer melt is described by the bead-spring model of linear flexible chains. We found that at low shear rates the velocity profiles acquire a pronounced curvature near the wall and the absolute value of the negative slip length is approximately equal to the thickness of the viscous interfacial layer. At higher shear rates, the velocity profiles become linear and the slip length increases rapidly as a function of shear rate. The gradual transition from no-slip to steady-state slip flow is associated with faster relaxation of the polymer chains near the wall evaluated from decay of the time autocorrelation function of the first normal mode. We also show that at high melt densities the friction coefficient at the interface between the polymer melt and the solid wall follows a power-law decay as a function of the slip velocity. At large slip velocities the friction coefficient is determined by the product of the surface-induced peak in the structure factor, the temperature, and the contact density of the first fluid layer near the solid wall.

VL - 80 IS - 3 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Strategies for Online Communities JF - Strategic Management Journal Y1 - 2009 A1 - Miller, K. D. A1 - Fabian, F. H. A1 - Lin, S. VL - 51 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Survey of Excited State Neutron Spectroscopic Factors for Z=8-28 Nuclei JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2009 A1 - M. B. Tsang A1 - Jenny Lee A1 - S. C. Su A1 - J. Y. Dai A1 - M. Horoi A1 - H. Liu A1 - W. G. Lynch A1 - S. Warren AB -We have extracted 565 neutron spectroscopic factors of sd and fp shell nuclei by systematically analyzing more than 2000 measured (d, p) angular distributions. We are able to compare 125 of the extracted spectroscopic factors to values predicted by large-basis shell-model calculations and evaluate the accuracies of spectroscopic factors predicted by different shell-model interactions in these regions. We find that the spectroscopic factors predicted for most excited states of sd-shell nuclei using the latest {USDA} or {USDB} interactions agree with the experimental values. For fp shell nuclei, the inability of the current models to account for the core excitation and fragmentation of the states leads to considerable discrepancies. In particular, the agreement between data and shell-model predictions for Ni isotopes is not better than a factor of 2 using either the {GXPF1A} or the {XT} interaction.

VL - 102 N1 - Copyright {(C)} 2010 The American Physical Society; Please report any problems to prola@aps.org ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Slip boundary conditions for shear flow of polymer melts past atomically flat surfaces JF - Physical Review E Y1 - 2008 A1 - A. Niavarani A1 - N. V Priezjev KW - molecular dynamics KW - shear rate KW - slip length KW - slip velocity KW - smooth thermal surfaces AB -Molecular dynamics simulations are carried out to investigate the dynamic behavior of the slip length in thin polymer films confined between atomically smooth thermal surfaces. For weak wall-fluid interactions, the shear rate dependence of the slip length acquires a distinct local minimum followed by a rapid growth at higher shear rates. With increasing fluid density, the position of the local minimum is shifted to lower shear rates. We found that the ratio of the shear viscosity to the slip length, which defines the friction coefficient at the liquid/solid interface, undergoes a transition from a nearly constant value to power law decay as a function of the slip velocity. In a wide range of shear rates and fluid densities, the friction coefficient is determined by the product of the value of the surface-induced peak in the structure factor and the contact density of the first fluid layer near the solid wall.

VL - 77 IS - 4 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Stereoelectronic Effects on Molecular Geometries and State-Energy Splittings of Ligated Monocopper Diozygen Complexes JF - The Journal of Physical Chemistry Y1 - 2008 A1 - C.J. Cramer A1 - J. R Gour A1 - A. Kinal A1 - M. Wloch A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - A.R.M. Shahi A1 - L. Gagliardi AB -The relative energies of side-on versus end-on binding of molecular oxygen to a supported Cu(I) species, and the singlet versus triplet nature of the ground electronic state, are sensitive to the nature of the supporting ligands and, in particular, depend upon their geometric arrangement relative to the O2 binding site. Highly correlated ab initio and density functional theory electronic structure calculations demonstrate that optimal overlap (and oxidative charge transfer) occurs for the side-on geometry, and this is promoted by ligands that raise the energy, thereby enhancing resonance, of the filled Cu dxz orbital that hybridizes with the in-plane π* orbital of O2. Conversely, ligands that raise the energy of the filled Cu dz2 orbital foster a preference for end-on binding as this is the only mode that permits good overlap with the in-plane O2 π*. Because the overlap of Cu dz2 with O2 π* is reduced as compared to the overlap of Cu dxz with the same O2 orbital, the resonance is also reduced, leading to generally more stable triplet states relative to singlets in the end-on geometry as compared to the side-on geometry, where singlet ground states become more easily accessible once ligands are stronger donors. Biradical Cu(II)-O2 superoxide character in the electronic structure of the supported complexes leads to significant challenges for accurate quantum chemical calculations that are best addressed by exploiting the spin-purified M06L local density functional, single-reference completely renormalized coupled-cluster theory, or multireference second-order perturbation theory, all of which provide predictions that are qualitatively and quantitatively consistent with one another.

VL - 112 IS - 16 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The Structure of Partially-Premixed Methane Flames in High Intensity Turbulent Flows JF - Combustion and Flame Y1 - 2008 A1 - Yaldizli, M. A1 - Mohammad, H. A1 - Mehravaran, K. A1 - Jaberi, F.A. KW - DNS; Methane combustion KW - turbulent reacting flows; partially premixed flames; reduced chemistry models AB -Direct numerical simulations (DNS) are conducted to study the structure of partially premixed and non-premixed methane flames in high-intensity two-dimensional isotropic turbulent flows. The results obtained via “flame normal analysis” show local extinction and reignition for both non-premixed and partially premixed flames. Dynamical analysis of the flame with a Lagrangian method indicates that the time integrated strain rate characterizes the finite-rate chemistry effects and the flame extinction better than the strain rate. It is observed that the flame behavior is affected by the “pressure-dilatation” and “viscous-dissipation” in addition to strain rate. Consistent with previous studies, high vorticity values are detected close to the reaction zone, where the vorticity generation by the “baroclinic torque” was found to be significant. The influences of (initial) Reynolds and Damköhler numbers, and various air–fuel premixing levels on flame and turbulence variables are also studied. It is observed that the flame extinction occurs similarly in flames with different fuel–air premixing. Our simulations also indicate that the CO emission increases as the partial premixing of the fuel with air increases. Higher values of the temperature, the OH mass fraction and the CO mass fraction are observed within the flame zone at higher Reynolds numbers.

VL - 154 IS - 4 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Shape and Structure of N = Z 64Ge: Electromagnetic Transition Rates from the Application ￼of the Recoil Distance Method to a Knockout Reaction JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Y1 - 2007 A1 - K. Starosta A1 - A. Dewald A1 - A. Dunomes A1 - P. Adrich A1 - A.M. Amthor A1 - T. Baumann A1 - D. Bazin A1 - M. Bowen A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - A. Chester A1 - A. Gade A1 - D. Galaviz A1 - T. Glasmacher A1 - T. Ginter A1 - M. Hausmann A1 - M. Horoi A1 - J. Jolie A1 - B. Melon A1 - D. Miller A1 - V. Moeller A1 - R.P. Norris A1 - T. Pissulla A1 - M. Portillo A1 - W. Rother A1 - Y. Shimbara A1 - A. Stolz A1 - C. Vaman A1 - P. Voss A1 - D. Weisshaar A1 - V. Zelevinsky VL - 99 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.042503 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Shell model analysis of the 56Ni spectrum in the full pf model space JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW C Y1 - 2006 A1 - M. Horoi A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - T. Otsuka A1 - M. Honma A1 - T. Mizusaki VL - 73 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.73.061305 IS - 6 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Single-reference, size-extensive, non-iterative coupled-cluster approaches to bond breaking and biradicals JF - Chemical Physics Letters Y1 - 2006 A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - M. Wloch A1 - J. R Gour A1 - A. Kinal AB -We propose the non-iterative, completely renormalized (CR) coupled-cluster (CC) approaches, including the CR-CC(2, 3) method which offers considerable improvements over the CCSD(T) approach without a significant increase in the computer effort. The CR-CC(2, 3) method, in which the CCSD (CC singles and doubles) energy is corrected for the effect of triples, is size extensive, competitive with CCSD(T) in calculations for non-degenerate states, and as accurate as the expensive CC approach with singles, doubles, and triples in the bond-breaking region. Calculations of the activation enthalpy for the thermal isomerizations of cyclopropane involving trimethylene suggest that CR-CC(2, 3) may be applicable to biradicals.

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