Temperature-controlled transitions between glass, liquid, and gel states in dense p-NIPA suspensions

Citation:

Romeo, G. ; Fernandez-Nieves, A. ; Wyss, H. M. ; Acierno, D. ; Weitz, D. A. Temperature-controlled transitions between glass, liquid, and gel states in dense p-NIPA suspensions. Advanced Materials 2010, 22, 3441-+. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/kscnpmd
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Abstract:

The elastic modulus, G'(p), of concentrated suspensions of thermoresponsive microgel particles highlights transitions between glassy, liquid-like, and gel-like behavior as the temperature is varied Approaching the low critical solution temperature of the particles, T(c) approximate to 29 degrees C, the material undergoes solid-to-liquid transitions even above random close packing and irrespective of particle concentration

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