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Shearing particle monolayers: Strain-rate frequency superposition

Zang, Duyang; Langevin, Dominique; Binks, Bernard P.; Wei, Bingbo


Duyang Zang

Dominique Langevin

Bernard P. Binks

Bingbo Wei


We report surface shear rheological measurements on monolayers of silica nanoparticles at the air-water interface. We have used the method of strain-rate frequency superposition (SRFS) to characterize the structural relaxation. We show that the rheological properties of the layers have the same universal linear and nonlinear behavior as three-dimensional soft materials. We also discuss the original healing properties of these monolayers.


Zang, D., Langevin, D., Binks, B. P., & Wei, B. (2010). Shearing particle monolayers: Strain-rate frequency superposition. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 81(1), 011604.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 23, 2008
Online Publication Date Jan 15, 2010
Publication Date Jan 15, 2010
Print ISSN 1539-3755
Electronic ISSN 1550-2376
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 81
Issue 1
Article Number ARTN 011604
Pages 011604
Keywords Statistics and Probability; Statistical and Nonlinear Physics; Condensed Matter Physics
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