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Shearing particle monolayers: Strain-rate frequency superposition

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


Duyang Zang

Dominique Langevin

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. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.011604

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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