Structure and Transport Anomalies in Soft Colloids

Samanvaya Srivastava, Lynden A. Archer, Suresh Narayanan

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Anomalous trends in nanoparticle correlation and motion are reported in soft nanoparticle suspensions using static and dynamic x-ray scattering measurements. Contrary to normal expectations, we find that particle-particle correlations decrease and particle dynamics become faster as volume fraction rises above a critical particle loading associated with overlap. Our observations bear many similarities to the cascade of structural and transport anomalies reported for complex, network forming molecular fluids such as water, and are argued to share similar physical origins. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 3 2013
Externally publishedYes


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