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Non-Newtonian behavior in simple fluids

Delhommelle, Jerome; Petravic, J.; Evans, Denis J.

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Using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations, we study the non-Newtonian rheology of a microscopic sample of simple fluid. The calculations were performed using a configurational thermostat which unlike previous nonequilibrium molecular dynamics or nonequilibrium Brownian dynamics methods does not exert any additional constraint on the flow profile. Our findings are in agreement with experimental results on concentrated "hard sphere"-like colloidal suspensions. We observe: (i) a shear...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-04-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15802
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.1652014

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