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September 22nd, 2008

How colloidal dispersions relax under stress

Abstract:
Of the many physical systems that we can study, colloids and colloid dispersions may well be one of the most prevalent in our daily lives. Inks, paints, clays, emulsions, and milk, as well as surfactant aggregates (micelles) and nanoparticle suspensions are all colloid dispersions. The study of how these dispersions and other complex liquids flow—a field called rheology—is essentially a problem of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics that must account for many-body interactions. The response of colloid dispersions to a shear force is often nonlinear and can result in interesting physical phenomena. The application of a shearing force, for example, can increase the viscosity of a dispersion, an effect that can be harnessed to make personal protective devices.

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