High-bandwidth viscoelastic properties of aging colloidal glasses and gels

S. Jabbari-Farouji, M. Atakhorrami, D. Mizuno, E. Eiser, G. H. Wegdam, F. C. MacKintosh, Daniel Bonn, C. F. Schmidt

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

31 被引用数 (Scopus)


We report measurements of the frequency-dependent shear moduli of aging colloidal systems that evolve from a purely low-viscosity liquid to a predominantly elastic glass or gel. Using microrheology, we measure the local complex shear modulus G* (ω) over a very wide range of frequencies (from 1 Hz to 100 kHz). The combined use of one- and two-particle microrheology allows us to differentiate between colloidal glasses and gels-the glass is homogenous, whereas the colloidal gel shows a considerable degree of heterogeneity on length scales larger than 0.5 μm. Despite this characteristic difference, both systems exhibit similar rheological behaviors which evolve in time with aging, showing a crossover from a single-power-law frequency dependence of the viscoelastic modulus to a sum of two power laws. The crossover occurs at a time t0, which defines a mechanical transition point. We found that the data acquired during the aging of different samples can be collapsed onto a single master curve by scaling the aging time with t0. This raises questions about the prior interpretation of two power laws in terms of a superposition of an elastic network embedded in a viscoelastic background.

ジャーナルPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 1 2008

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 統計物理学および非線形物理学
  • 統計学および確率
  • 凝縮系物理学


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