Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Stress relaxation in aging soft colloidal glasses|
Mohan, Harsha P.
Joshi, Yogesh M.
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Citation:||Soft Matter, 2010, Vol. 6, p1462|
|Abstract:||We investigate the stress relaxation behavior on the application of step strains to aging aqueous suspensions of the synthetic clay Laponite. The stress exhibits a two-step decay, from which the slow relaxation modes are extracted as functions of the sample ages and applied step strain deformations. Interestingly, the slow time scales that we estimate show a dramatic enhancement with increasing strain amplitudes. We argue that the system ends up exploring the deeper sections of its energy landscape following the application of the step strain.|
|Copyright:||2010 Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers (SCM)|
Files in This Item:
|Restricted access||124.02 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open Request a copy|
Items in RRI Digital Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.