In this talk I will present some results from my recent work on the oscillatory shear of colloid-polymer gels. Optical microscopy has revealed shear induced ordering. The complementary technique of light scattering echo suggests that the colloidal particles yield under sufficient strain.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..