Animated sequence of snapshots from a MD simulation of an explosive disintegration of a matrix-polymer droplet

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Slow heating (no stress confinement), deposited energy is 0.8 Ec

This animation shows an explosive disintegration of a 60 nm droplet containing 16 wt.% of randomly oriented polymer chains. The droplet is heated during the first 100 ps of the simulation, with the total amount of the deposited thermal energy equal to 80% of the cohesive energy of the matrix material.

Matrix molecules and units of polymer chains are shown by black and blue dots, respectively. Polymer molecules in the front half of the computational cell are superimposed on top of the matrix molecules.

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