Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2008, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (03): 433-436.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20080314

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Rheological Behaviors of SiO2/PEG Suspension under Dynamic Shear

YANG Hai-Lin; RUAN Jian-Ming; WU Qiu-Mei; ZHOU Zhong-Cheng; ZOU Jian-Peng   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Power Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, P. R. China
  • Received:2007-09-10 Revised:2007-12-17 Published:2008-03-10
  • Contact: RUAN Jian-Ming

Abstract: Fumed silica suspensions in polyethylene glycol (PEG200) exhibited shear-thickening behavior under dynamic oscillatory strain amplitude. Two regimes of shear-thickening behavior were obtained: the first occured at critical strain amplitude γc and different constant frequencies, and the second occured at critical frequency and constant strain amplitude γ0=500%. For the first, the relationships of both of the moduli (G’ and G’’) versus strain amplitude were investigated. The strain amplitude as a function of different constant frequencies was observed. In the linear viscoelastic region, the storage (G’) and the loss (G’’)moduli depended stronglyon frequencywith the power-law: G’∝ω0.57, G’’∝ω0.7. In the second regime, the moduli (G’ and G’’) and complex viscosity η* showed strong dependence on frequency. The behaviors could be qualitatively explained using the cluster theory, which attributed the phenomena to the formation of metastable, flow induced clusters.

Key words: Fumed silica suspensions, Shear-thickening, Storage modulus, Loss modulus, Frequency


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