Residual Stresses in Glasses

Condensed Matter journal club

Residual Stresses in Glasses

  • Event time: 11:30am
  • Event date: 31st May 2013
  • Speaker: Michiel Hermes (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

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The history dependence of glasses formed from flow-melted steady states by a sudden cessation of the shear rate γ is studied in colloidal suspensions, by molecular dynamics simulations and by mode-coupling theory. In an ideal glass, stresses relax only partially, leaving behind a finite persistent residual stress. For intermediate times, relaxation curves scale as a function of γt, even though no flow is present. The macroscopic stress evolution is connected to a length scale of residual liquefaction displayed by microscopic mean-squared displacements. The theory describes this history dependence of glasses sharing the same thermodynamic state variables but differing static properties.
PRL 110 article 215701 (2013)
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M. Ballauff, J. M. Brader, S. U. Egelhaaf, M. Fuchs, J. Horbach, N. Koumakis, M. Krüger, M. Laurati, K. J. Mutch, G. Petekidis, M. Siebenbürger, Th. Voigtmann, J. Zausch