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Two-state shear diagrams for complex fluids in shear flow

Olmsted, P.D. (1999) Two-state shear diagrams for complex fluids in shear flow. Europhysics Letters, 48 (3). pp. 339-345. ISSN 1286-4854

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The possible "phase diagrams'' for shear-induced phase transitions between two phases are collected. We consider shear-thickening and shear-thinning fluids, under conditions of both common strain rate and common stress in the two phases, and present the four fundamental shear stress vs. strain rate curves and discuss their concentration dependence. We outline how to construct more complicated phase diagrams, discuss in which class various experimental systems fall, and sketch how to reconstruct the phase diagrams from rheological measurements.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1999 EDP Sciences. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences (Leeds) > School of Physics and Astronomy (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > University of Leeds Research Centres and Institutes > Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer Science and Technology (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 01:06
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/epl/i1999-00486-2
Status: Published
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1209/epl/i1999-00486-2
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1951

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