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Structure, dynamics, and rheology of concentrated dispersions of poly(ethylene glycol)-grafted colloids

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    2006
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  • Physical Review E. - 2006, vol. 73, no. 1, p. 011408
English A comprehensive experimental study of the dynamics and rheology of concentrated aqueous dispersions of poly(ethylene glycol)-grafted colloidal spheres is reported. The study focuses on good solvent conditions, for which excluded-volume interactions dominate. At high concentrations a glass transition is evident from the nondecaying component of the intensity correlation function measured with three-dimensional dynamic light scattering. Results for the linear viscoelastic and steady shear rheology on approaching the glass transition correlate well with the slowing of the diffusive dynamics; in particular, at, or close to, the concentration where the dynamics becomes nonergodic, the dispersions acquire a low-frequency plateau in the elastic shear modulus as well as a yield stress. The overall behavior of the dispersions conforms to that of hard-sphere dispersions; however, some qualitative differences are observed in the evolution of the dynamics and rheology with increasing concentration near the glass transition.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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