The PhD meeting of this month will take place on July 25th. Lama will give a talk about:
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polybutadiene in Alumina Pores
time: 4 pm
place: SR 1.29 Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1
We use Molecular Dynamics simulations (GROMACS package) to investigate a chemically realistic model of 1,4-polybutadiene confined inside an Alumina (Al2O3) pore. We study a system with pore diameter D=10nm and at temperatures ranging between 353K-240K. The research done will allow us to better understand the effect of curvature on the dynamics as well as address the subject of the melt confined in polar environments. We also intend to improve our knowledge concerning the bulk relaxation processes and any modifications they experience due to the confinement such as the addition of an extra process during relaxation.