• Corpus ID: 115982852

Exploring the Rheology of Soft Glassy Matter

  title={Exploring the Rheology of Soft Glassy Matter},
  author={Marco Iovenitti},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
  • M. Iovenitti
  • Published 19 June 2009
  • Materials Science
  • arXiv: Statistical Mechanics
In this paper I will review some of the recent results that have been obtained in the soft glassy materials rhology. I will concentrate my attention on the formulation of two main models for soft materials: Soft Glassy Material (SRG) model proposed by Peter Sollich that quantifies the mechanical response of these systems and predicts aging under suitable conditions and a time recurrence model (called Hopfield-Herz model by me) for earthquakes. I will discuss in particular that if the shear… 


Slow dynamics of glassy systems
In these lectures I will study some properties that are shared by many glassy systems. I will shown how some of these properties can be understood in the framework of the mean field approach based on
Models of traps and glass phenomenology
We study various models of independent particles hopping between energy `traps' with a density of energy barriers , on a d-dimensional lattice or on a fully connected lattice. If decays
Heterogeneity and anomalous critical indices in the aftershocks distribution of L Aquila earthquake
The data analysis of aftershock events of L Aquila earthquake in Apennines following the main 6.3 Mw event of April 6, 2009 has been carried out by standard statistical geophysical tools. The results
Statistical Mechanics: Rigorous Results
Thermodynamic behaviour - ensembles the thermodynamic limit for thermodynamic functions - lattice systems the thermodynamic limit for thermodynamic functions - continuous systems low density
Shear stresses of colloidal dispersions at the glass transition in equilibrium and in flow.
While the theoretical models semiquantitatively fit the data taken in fluid states and the predominant elastic response of glass, a yet unaccounted dissipative mechanism is identified in glassy states.