Multiple transient memories in experiments on sheared non-brownian suspensions

Joseph D. Paulsen, Nathan C. Keim, Sidney R. Nagel

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A system with multiple transient memories can remember a set of inputs but subsequently forgets almost all of them, even as they are continually applied. If noise is added, the system can store all memories indefinitely. The phenomenon has recently been predicted for cyclically sheared non-Brownian suspensions. Here we present experiments on such suspensions, finding behavior consistent with multiple transient memories and showing how memories can be stabilized by noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number068301
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 5 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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