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Project A4

Colloidal Soft Matter under Shear Flow

Project leaders

  1. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gompper
  2. Prof. Dr. Roland G. Winkler


Suspensions of colloidal mixtures and mixtures of colloids and flexible polymers will be studied under the influence of shear flow by a particle-based mesoscale simulation technique. Special emphasis will be on the influence of the multicomponent nature of the mixtures on their structural, dynamical, and rheological properties as well as shear-induced phase modifications. Moreover, the dynamical and transport properties of such systems will be elucidated in the simultaneous presence of shear flow and a gravitational field, which is expected to modify the flow-induced phase behavior.