Strain-accelerated dynamics of soft colloidal glasses

Praveen Agarwal, Lynden A. Archer

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Abstract

We have investigated strain-accelerated dynamics of soft glasses theoretically and experimentally. Mechanical rheology measurements performed on a variety of systems reveal evidence for the speeding-up of relaxation at modest shear strains in both step and oscillatory shear flows. Using the soft glassy rheology (SGR) model framework, we show that the observed behavior is a fundamental, but heretofore unexplored attribute of soft glasses. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2011
Externally publishedYes

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