Thermal Jamming of a Colloidal Glass

Praveen Agarwal, Samanvaya Srivastava, Lynden A. Archer

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 22 2011
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
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.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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