Non-equilibrium Chemical Potential and Shear-Induced Effects in Polymer Solutions and Blends

  • David Jou
  • José Casas-Vázquez
  • Manuel Criado-Sancho
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Abstract

In equilibrium thermodynamics, the chemical potential plays one of the most important roles in the analysis of multicomponent systems and, in particular, it is the most useful tool to study the phase coexistence and the equilibrium and stability conditions in chemical reactions. In the previous chapters we have shown, from macroscopic and microscopic perspectives that the free energy of flowing fluids and, consequently, the chemical potential may depend on the flow.

Keywords

Shear Rate Critical Temperature Effective Diffusion Coefficient Constant Shear Rate Viscous Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Jou
    • 1
  • José Casas-Vázquez
    • 1
  • Manuel Criado-Sancho
    • 2
  1. 1.Grup de Fisica Estadistica, Departament de FisicaUniversitat Autonoma de BarcelonaCataloniaSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de CienciasUNEDMadridSpain

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