Scaling of transient hydrodynamic interactions in concentrated suspensions

J. X. Zhu, D. J. Durian, J. M̈ller, D. A. Weitz, D. J. Pine

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The mean-square displacement "r2() of particles in concentrated suspensions is measured at times sufficiently short to observe the transient nature of hydrodynamic interactions. For all volume fractions , the velocity autocorrelation function decays as a power law R()-3/2. A remarkable scaling with is observed for the time-dependent self-diffusion coefficient Ds()="r2()/6: If Ds() is scaled by its asymptotic value and if time is scaled by a viscous time inversely proportional to the shear viscosity of the suspension, all the data fall onto a single master curve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2559-2562
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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