Rheology of emulsions: is jamming a phase transition?

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Rheology of emulsions: is jamming a phase transition?

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 11th November 2013
  • Speaker: Professor Daniel Bonn (The University of Amsterdam)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

I will discuss experiments on the rheology of emulsions with varying volume fraction of the dispersed phase. This allows us to show that the behaviors above and below the jamming point (random close packing) are related: the mechanical properties exhibit power-law scaling as a function of the distance to jamming, with exponent relations that relate the behavior above and below jamming. If time permits, I will also discuss the non-local rheology of the same systems, and give some puzzling results for the 'cooperativity length scale' that has been discussed at length for these systems.

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