We study the dynamics of a single polymer subject to thermal fluctuations in a linear shear flow. The polymer is modeled as a finitely extendable nonlinear elastic (FENE) dumbbell. Both orientation and elongation dynamics are investigated numerically as a function of the shear strength, by means of a new efficient integration algorithm. The results are in agreement with recent experiments.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)