Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The effect is interpreted as originated by the formation of a thin layer of octanoid acid molecules with the surface of the titania solid particle. The experimental data are fitted with the outcomes of a modified version of conductive models existing in the literature. It is suggested that anomalous large electrorheological effect is mainly originated by the increasing of the effective radius of the nanometric particles, which results in an increasing of the effective volume fraction of the dispersed phase. It is also shown that the deformation of the soft shell around the solid particles, induced by Coulombic force, plays a not negligible role."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Some hints for tailoring electrorheologic fluids suitable for different applications are proposed."
For more information on this research see: Enhancement of electrorheological effect by particle-fluid interaction. Physical Review E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 2013;87(6):062304.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Aliotta, CNR-Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d'Alcontres 37, I-98158
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