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Title: Stress relaxation in aging soft colloidal glasses
Authors: Bandyopadhyay, Ranjini
Mohan, Harsha P.
Joshi, Yogesh M.
Issue Date: Apr-2010
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.
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ISSN: 1744-6848 (Online)
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Copyright: 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry
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