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Spatial-Temporal Correlations at the Onset of Flow in Concentrated Suspensions



Nicos Martys, Didier Lootens, William L. George, Steven G. Satterfield, Pascal Hebraud


Spatial-temporal correlations in the startup-up flow of colloidal suspensions composed of attractive spherical particles under static and shear conditions are studied by computer simulation. The evolution of particle organization with time is followed as equilibrium is approached. The time dependence of the radial distribution and organization of nearest neighbors is tracked as equilibrium is approached and then as constant shear rate is applied.
Proceedings Title
The XVth International Congress on Rheology
Conference Dates
August 3-8, 2008
Conference Location
Monterey, CA


Rheology, Colloidal Suspensions, Van der Waals Forces, Coordination Number, Structure, Thixotropy


Martys, N. , Lootens, D. , George, W. , Satterfield, S. and Hebraud, P. (2008), Spatial-Temporal Correlations at the Onset of Flow in Concentrated Suspensions, The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, CA (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created July 7, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017