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Transient inhomogeneous flow patterns in supercooled liquids under shear

Fuereder, I. and Ilg, P. (2017) Transient inhomogeneous flow patterns in supercooled liquids under shear. Soft Matter, 13 (11). pp. 2192-2200. ISSN 1744-683X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00178A

Abstract/Summary

Supercooled liquids and other soft glassy systems show characteristic spatial inhomogeneities in their local dynamical properties. Using detailed molecular simulations, we find that for sufficiently low temperatures and sufficiently high shear rates supercooled liquids also show transient, inhomogeneous flow patterns (shear banding) in start-up of steady shear flow, similar to what has already been observed for many other soft glassy systems. We verify that the onset of transient shear banding coincides quite well with the appearance of a stress overshoot for temperatures in the supercooled regime. We find that the slower bands adapt less well to the imposed deformation and therefore accumulate higher shear stresses compared to the fast bands at comparable local shear rates. Our results also indicate that the shear rates of the fast and slow bands are adjusted such that the local dissipation rate is approximately the same in both bands.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:69267
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry

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