Coil-Uncoiled Chain Transition of Polyethylene Oxide Solutions under Convergent Flow

The coil-uncoiled chain transition under convergent flow of polyethylene oxide aqueous solutions has been studied. The possibility of this transition has been confirmed by the experiments. The fields of velocities and their gradients arising at the entrance of a small capillary during the convergent flow have been examined. It was found that water-polyethylene oxide system under convergent flow and certain flow regimes is self-regulating one with a negative feedback.