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Phase behaviour and microstructure

A glass in suspensions of colloidal rods: particle- and texture-dynamics


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Movie data for a fd-concentration of 3.8 mg/ml (Movie1), of 4.5 mg/ml (Movie2), of 7.3 mg/ml (Movie 3), and of 11.1 mg/ml (Movie 4).

The initial shear-break up is taken at below the glass transition concentration, followed by slowing down texture dynamics. Finally, the equilibration of the chiral-nematic texture can be seen under depolarized light at the waiting time of 80-100 hours.  The cuvette has diameter of 20 mm and 1 mm thickness. Images are taken every 10 minutes, and the total duration is 168 hours.