Thermal Jamming of a Colloidal Glass

Type
Article

Authors
Agarwal, Praveen
Srivastava, Samanvaya
Archer, Lynden A.

KAUST Grant Number
KUS-C1-018-02

Date
2011-12-22

Abstract
We investigate the effect of temperature on structure and dynamics of a colloidal glass created by tethering polymers to the surface of inorganic nanoparticles. Contrary to the conventional assumption, an increase in temperature slows down glassy dynamics of the material, yet causes no change in its static structure factor. We show that these findings can be explained within the soft glassy rheology framework if the noise temperature X of the glass phase is correlated with thermodynamic temperature. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Citation
Agarwal P, Srivastava S, Archer LA (2011) Thermal Jamming of a Colloidal Glass. Physical Review Letters 107. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.268302.

Acknowledgements
This publication was based on work supported in part by the National Science Foundation, No. DMR-1006323 and by No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Facilities available through the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) were also used for this study.

Publisher
American Physical Society (APS)

Journal
Physical Review Letters

DOI
10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.268302

PubMed ID
22243187

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