Theory of thermodynamic stresses in colloidal dispersions at the glass transition

D. Hajnal, O. Henrich, J. J. Crassous, M. Siebenbürger, M. Drechsler, M. Ballauff, M. Fuchs

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We discuss the nonlinear rheology of dense colloidal dispersions at the glass transition. A first principles approach starting with interacting Brownian particles in given arbitrary homogeneous (incompressible) flow neglecting hydrodynamic interactions is sketched. It e.g. explains steady state flow curves for finite shear rates measured in dense suspensions of thermosensitive core-shell particles consisting of a polystyrene core and a crosslinked poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)(PNIPAM) shell. The exponents of simple and generalized Herschel Bulkley laws are computed for hard spheres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe XVth International Congress on Rheology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Society of Rheology 80th Annual Meeting
Place of PublicationMelville, NY
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Congress on Rheology - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20088 Aug 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics


Conference15th International Congress on Rheology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


  • colloids
  • flow curve
  • glass transition
  • nonlinear rheology


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