Molecular dynamics study of rotating nanodroplets: Finite-size effects and nonequilibrium deformation

Hiroshi Watanabe, Naoki Mitsuda, Tomoaki Nogawa, Nobuyasu Ito

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Abstract

Noneqiuilibrium dynamics of rotating droplets are studied by molecular dynamics simulations. Small deviations from the theoretical prediction are observed when the size of a droplet is small, and the deviations become smaller as the size of the droplet increases. The characteristic timescale of the deformation is observed, and we find (i) the deformation timescale is almost independent of the rotating velocity with for small frequency and (ii) the deformation timescale becomes shorter as temperature increases. A simple model is proposed to explain the deformation dynamics of droplets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012023
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume297
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conferences on Statistical Physics, STATPHYS-Kolkata VII - Kolkata, India
Duration: 2010 Nov 262010 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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