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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2015, Article ID 734250, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/734250
Research Article

Tuning Rheological Performance of Silica Concentrated Shear Thickening Fluid by Using Graphene Oxide

1Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
2Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Land Division, 506 Lorimer Street, Fishermans Bend, VIC 3207, Australia

Received 9 December 2014; Revised 26 February 2015; Accepted 26 February 2015

Academic Editor: Victor V. Moshchalkov

Copyright © 2015 Wenchao Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The addition of a small amount of graphene oxide into a traditional colloidal silica-based shear thickening fluid (STF) can lead to a significant change in viscosity, critical shear rate, storage modulus, and loss modulus of STF. This finding provides an effective way to prepare stronger and light-weight STFs.