Accounting for inertia effects to access the high-frequency microrheology of viscoelastic fluids

P. Domínguez-García, Frédéric Cardinaux, Elena Bertseva, László Forró, Frank Scheffold, Sylvia Jeney
2014 Physical Review E  
We study the Brownian motion of microbeads immersed in water and in a viscoelastic wormlike micelles solution by optical trapping interferometry and diffusing wave spectroscopy. Through the mean-square displacement obtained from both techniques, we deduce the mechanical properties of the fluids at high frequencies by explicitly accounting for inertia effects of the particle and the surrounding fluid at short time scales. For wormlike micelle solutions, we recover the 3/4 scaling exponent for
more » ... loss modulus over two decades in frequency as predicted by the theory for semiflexible polymers.
doi:10.1103/physreve.90.060301 pmid:25615034 fatcat:zblyxvv2qvadvl5zqrj5cjzndy