Exploring the roles of roughness, friction and adhesion in discontinuous shear thickening by means of thermo-responsive particles

Exploring the roles of roughness, friction and adhesion in discontinuous shear thickening by means of thermo-responsive particles

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Understanding shear thickening in colloidal suspensions is of great practical importance. Hsu et al. create responsive polymer-coated silica particles whose rheology can be tuned in situ, following modifications of their tribology, which is separately characterized at the single-colloid level.

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