Thermal Jamming of a Colloidal Glass

Praveen Agarwal, Samanvaya Srivastava, Lynden A. Archer

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We investigate the effect of temperature on structure and dynamics of a colloidal glass created by tethering polymers to the surface of inorganic nanoparticles. Contrary to the conventional assumption, an increase in temperature slows down glassy dynamics of the material, yet causes no change in its static structure factor. We show that these findings can be explained within the soft glassy rheology framework if the noise temperature X of the glass phase is correlated with thermodynamic temperature. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 22 2011
Externally publishedYes


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