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From: In-situ Observation of Hierarchical Self-Assembly Driven by Bicontinuous Gelation in Mixed Nanodisc Dispersions

Figure 2

Aging dynamics of the bicontinuous gels: (A) Phase diagram of binary clay system, (B) Evolution of the elastic and loss modulii, viscosity and loss tangent as function of waiting time for r = 10 sample. Evolution of network structure in-situ was probed at different aging times using confocal microscopy and the SEM image of the gel is shown at long waiting time. (C) The storage modulus reached a plateau at long waiting times. Viscous modulii are not shown to retain clarity of the plot. Inset shows Maxwellian behaviour for the freshly prepared samples. (D) Evolution of the exponent n (slope of Gand G″ vs ω curves at low frequency) shown as function of waiting time for various mixing ratios.