Laponite: aging and shear rejuvenation of a colloidal glass.

Abstract

We study the nonlinear rheological behavior and the microscopic particle dynamics for a colloidal glass, to see whether recently developed models for driven glassy systems can be applied to predict the rheology. Qualitatively, all the findings predicted by the models can be retrieved in our system. Notably, the viscosity decreases strongly with the shear… (More)

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