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Title: Unraveling the Role of Order-to-Disorder Transition in Shear Thickening Suspensions

Abstract

Using high resolution in situ small angle x-ray scattering in conjunction with oscillatory shear on highly monodisperse silica suspensions, we demonstrate that an order-to-disorder transition leads to a dynamic shear thickening in a lower stress regime than the standard steady shear thickening. We show that the order-to-disorder transition is controlled by strain, which is distinguishably different from steady shear thickening which is a stress related phenomenon. The appearance of this two-step shear thinning and thickening transition is also influenced by particle size, monodispersity and measurement conditions (i.e. oscillatory shear vs. steady shear). Our results show definitively that the order-to-disorder transition induced thickening is completely unrelated to the mechanism that drives the steady shear thickening.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1427548
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1416226
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Microstructure formation; Rheology; SAXS; Shear thickening; Shear thickening, Colloids, complex fluids, x-ray scattering; Shear thinning

Citation Formats

Lee, Jonghun, Jiang, Zhang, Wang, Jin, Sandy, Alec R., Narayanan, Suresh, and Lin, Xiao-Min. Unraveling the Role of Order-to-Disorder Transition in Shear Thickening Suspensions. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.028002.
Lee, Jonghun, Jiang, Zhang, Wang, Jin, Sandy, Alec R., Narayanan, Suresh, & Lin, Xiao-Min. Unraveling the Role of Order-to-Disorder Transition in Shear Thickening Suspensions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.028002.
Lee, Jonghun, Jiang, Zhang, Wang, Jin, Sandy, Alec R., Narayanan, Suresh, and Lin, Xiao-Min. Tue . "Unraveling the Role of Order-to-Disorder Transition in Shear Thickening Suspensions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.028002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427548.
@article{osti_1427548,
title = {Unraveling the Role of Order-to-Disorder Transition in Shear Thickening Suspensions},
author = {Lee, Jonghun and Jiang, Zhang and Wang, Jin and Sandy, Alec R. and Narayanan, Suresh and Lin, Xiao-Min},
abstractNote = {Using high resolution in situ small angle x-ray scattering in conjunction with oscillatory shear on highly monodisperse silica suspensions, we demonstrate that an order-to-disorder transition leads to a dynamic shear thickening in a lower stress regime than the standard steady shear thickening. We show that the order-to-disorder transition is controlled by strain, which is distinguishably different from steady shear thickening which is a stress related phenomenon. The appearance of this two-step shear thinning and thickening transition is also influenced by particle size, monodispersity and measurement conditions (i.e. oscillatory shear vs. steady shear). Our results show definitively that the order-to-disorder transition induced thickening is completely unrelated to the mechanism that drives the steady shear thickening.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.028002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 2,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Particle monodispersity and quiescent structure for a 360nm particle suspension. (a) Schematic of the in situ SAXS setup. The lower-right inset is a TEM image of the particles. (b) The form factor of the particles measured from a 1% volume fraction solution by SAXS. Black circles are experimentalmore » data, and the red line is the fitting curve yielding a standard deviation of 14 nm shown in the inset. (c) I($q$) vs. $q$ curve measured using a suspension with 56.3% volume fraction in its quiescent state.« less

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