Direct visualization of ageing in colloidal glasses

  title={Direct visualization of ageing in colloidal glasses},
  author={Rachel E. Courtland and Eric R Weeks},
We use confocal microscopy to directly visualize the dynamics of ageing colloidal glasses. We prepare a colloidal suspension at high density, a simple model system that shares many properties with other glasses, and initiate experiments by stirring the sample. We follow the motion of several thousand colloidal particles after the stirring and observe that… CONTINUE READING