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Title: The Intriguing Flow Behavior of Soft Materials
Authors: Bandyopadhyay, Ranjini
Keywords: Soft Materials
Complex Flows
Issue Date: Dec-2020
Publisher: Navrachana University
Citation: Interwoven: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Navrachana University, 2020,Vol. 3, Iss. 2, p1
Abstract: Materials that can be deformed by thermal stresses at room temperature are called soft materials. Colloidal suspensions comprising solid particles evenly distributed in a fluid phase (smoke, fog, ink and milk, for example), emulsions(mayonnaise, lotions and creams), pastes (tomato ketchup, toothpaste), granular media (a bag of rice or sand), and polymer gels (polysaccharide gels) can be categorized as soft materials and are ubiquitous both at home and in industrial setups. Soft materials exhibit rich flow and deformation behaviors characterized by intriguing properties such as shear-thinning or thixotropy, shear-thickening or dilatancy, non-zero normal and yield stresses, etc. This article explains some of the mysterious flow properties of soft materials.
Description: Open Access.
ISSN: 2581-9275
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Copyright: 2020, Navrachana University
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