11-08 :: August 2011
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role in our everyday life – such as blood or large biopolymers like DNA. They are important in bio- technology, and also in petrochemistry and pharma- cology – wherever tailor-made nano materials are being used. A liquid which can change its viscosity under mechanical stress promises a broad spectrum of possible applications – ranging from vibration dampers to protective clothing.
Image: Colloids - unordered, in a crystalline structure and as strings under mechanical strain
Arash Nikoubashman, Gerhard Kahl, and Christos N. Likos: Cluster Crystals under Shear, In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107, Issue 6, Article 068302 [5 pages], DOI:10.1103/ PhysRevLett.107.068302: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.068302