Colloidal Glasses under Shear Strain

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Colloidal Glasses under Shear Strain

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 9th October 2000
  • Speaker: George Petekidis (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Colloidal glasses under shear exhibit interesting phenomena like yield and crystallisation. We investigate these by the technique of Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy (DWS) echo which can follow the rearrangements of the sample under oscillatory shear. In this talk I will present an introduction to the technique and some measurements of suspensions of PMMA particles in the glass phase region.
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