Elasticity of interfacial particle rafts

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Original Entry by Xu Zhang for AP225, Fall 2009

Reference

Elasticity of interfacial particle rafts, Vella, D., P. Aussillous and L. Mahadevan, Europhysics Letters, 68 (2), 212-18, 2004

Key Words

monolayer, particle raft, Young's modulus, Poisson ratio

Summary

In this paper, the collective behavior of a closed-packed monolayer of non-Brownian particles at a fluid-liquid interface is studied. Such particle layers behave like 2D elastic solids:

Connection to Soft Matter