Glass formation and shear elasticity in dense suspensions of repulsive anisotropic particles.

@article{Kramb2010GlassFA,
  title={Glass formation and shear elasticity in dense suspensions of repulsive anisotropic particles.},
  author={Ryan C Kramb and Ren-jie Zhang and Kenneth S. Schweizer and Charles F. Zukoski},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={055702}
}
Kinetic vitrification, shear elasticity, and the approach to jamming are investigated for repulsive nonspherical colloids and contrasted with their spherical analog. Particle anisotropy dramatically increases the volume fraction for kinetic arrest. The shear modulus of all systems increases roughly exponentially with volume fraction, and a universal collapse is achieved based on either the dynamic crossover or random close packing volume fraction as the key nondimensionalizing quantity… CONTINUE READING