A unified framework for non-Brownian suspension flows and soft amorphous solids

  title={A unified framework for non-Brownian suspension flows and soft amorphous solids},
  author={Edan Lerner and Gustavo D{\"u}ring and Matthieu Wyart},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={4798 - 4803}
While the rheology of non-Brownian suspensions in the dilute regime is well understood, their behavior in the dense limit remains mystifying. As the packing fraction of particles increases, particle motion becomes more collective, leading to a growing length scale and scaling properties in the rheology as the material approaches the jamming transition. There is no accepted microscopic description of this phenomenon. However, in recent years it has been understood that the elasticity of simple… 

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