Pairwise frictional profile between particles determines discontinuous shear thickening transition in non-colloidal suspensions

Abstract

The process by which sheared suspensions go through a dramatic change in viscosity is known as discontinuous shear thickening. Although well-characterized on the macroscale, the microscopic mechanisms at play in this transition are still poorly understood. Here, by developing new experimental procedures based on quartz-tuning fork atomic force microscopy… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15633

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