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Aging Maxwell fluids

  title={Aging Maxwell fluids},
  author={Jie Lin},
  • Jie Lin
  • Published 15 July 2021
  • Physics
Many experiments show that protein condensates formed by liquid-liquid phase separation exhibit aging rheological properties. Quantitatively, recent experiments by Jawerth et al. (Science 370, 1317, 2020) show that protein condensates behave as aging Maxwell fluids with an increasing relaxation time as the condensates age. Despite the universality of this aging phenomenon, a theoretical understanding of this aging behavior is lacking. In this work, we propose a mesoscopic model of protein… 

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