Jamming: an overview
The subject of jamming (the interruption of flow due to a driving force which is 'too large') is rather interesting. It occurs most obviously in granular materials, in which any solidity is a consequence of external forcing, but behaviour reminiscent of this may also be observed in colloids. This, in turn, may be related to the glass transition. In this talk, I shall provide an overview of jamming in colloids, granulars and rodents, highlighting what I believe to be the important issues. It seems likely that I will present more questions than answers...
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..