Shear viscosity and shear thinning in two-dimensional Yukawa liquids

Z. Donkó, J. Goree, P. Hartmann, K. Kutasi

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A two-dimensional Yukawa liquid is studied using two different nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation methods. Shear viscosity values in the limit of small shear rates are reported for a wide range of Coulomb coupling parameter and screening lengths. At high shear rates it is demonstrated that this liquid exhibits shear thinning; i.e., the viscosity η diminishes with increasing shear rate. It is expected that two-dimensional dusty plasmas will exhibit this effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number145003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 24 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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