Carlos S Orellana

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Suspensions are of wide interest and form the basis for many smart fluids. For most suspensions, the viscosity decreases with increasing shear rate, that is, they shear thin. Few are reported to do the opposite, that is, shear thicken, despite the longstanding expectation that shear thickening is a generic type of suspension behaviour. Here we resolve this(More)
We study self-diffusion of particles in gas-driven granular layers by high-speed fluorescent video microscopy. We show that periodic flow modulation results in an enhancement of the particle's diffusion. The diffusion enhancement, which in turn is an indication of more efficient fluidization of the granular layer, is associated with the onset of disordered(More)
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