Structural anisotropy of directionally dried colloids

Boulogne, F, Pauchard, L, Giorgiutti-Dauphiné, F, Botet, R, Schweins, R, Sztucki, M, Li, J, Cabane, B and Goehring, L ORCID: 0000-0002-3858-7295, 2014. Structural anisotropy of directionally dried colloids. Europhysics Letters (EPL), 105 (3), p. 38005. ISSN 0295-5075

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Aqueous colloidal dispersions of silica particles become anisotropic when they are dried through evaporation. This anisotropy is generated by a uniaxial strain of the liquid dispersions as they are compressed by the flow of water toward a solidification front. Part of the strain produced by the compression is relaxed, and part of it is stored and transferred to the solid. This stored elastic strain has consequences for the properties of the solid, where it may facilitate the growth of shear bands, and generate birefringence.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Europhysics Letters (EPL)
Creators: Boulogne, F., Pauchard, L., Giorgiutti-Dauphiné, F., Botet, R., Schweins, R., Sztucki, M., Li, J., Cabane, B. and Goehring, L.
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Date: 26 February 2014
Volume: 105
Number: 3
ISSN: 0295-5075
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Sep 2016 10:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:05

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