Molecular Dynamics Study of Rotating Nanodroplets: Finite-size Effects and Nonequilibrium Deformation

Hiroshi Watanabe, Naoki Mitsuda, Tomoaki Nogawa, Nobuyasu Ito

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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 (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-23
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-I1-005-04
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Dr. T. Shimada and Dr. M. Suzuki for fruitful discussion. This work is partially supported by Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research (Contracts No. 19740235), and KAUST GRB (KUK-I1-005-04).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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