Shear-induced gelation and fracture in micellar solutions

Chu Heng Liu, D. J. Pine

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Abstract

By direct imaging of scattered light, we observe shear-induced gelation in extremely dilute solutions of wormlike micelles. This gelation is followed by a fracture of the gel which produces extremely elastic gel bands with recoverable strains of up to 5000%. The gelation and fracture account for the unusual shear-thickening and elastic properties of these solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2121-2124
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume77
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1996

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Shear-induced gelation and fracture in micellar solutions. / Liu, Chu Heng; Pine, D. J.

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