Interpretation of Cassini RADAR and VIMS data has suggested some landforms on Titan may be due to effusive cryovolcanic processes that created cones, craters and flows . High-resolution Voyager 2 images of Triton also show strong evidence of cryovolcanic features . Fundamental to modeling of cryovolcanic features is the understanding of the rheological properties of cryogenic icy slurries in a thermodynamic and fluid mechanical context, i.e., how they deform and flow or stall under an applied stress. We performed a series of experiments on a 40 wt% methanol-water mixtures and 29 wt% ammonia-water mixtures, aimed at measuring the rheology of the slurries as a function of temperature and strain rate. These experiments revealed development of yield stress-like behaviors, shear-rate dependence, and thixotropic behavior, even at relatively low crystal fractions. Most importantly, we found that rheological properties of methanol-water slurries are strongly history dependent . Visualization of icy slurries suggest that crystallization and the resulting 3-D arrangement of ice crystals dominate rheological properties. Viscosity measurements of methanol-water and ammonia-water slurries leads to constraining yield strength parameters to better inform dome formation models for locations in the solar system, such as Titan, where cyrovolcanism is a suspected formation mechanism of some geomorphological features. We will discuss our laboratory results and their implications for cryovolcanism on icy satellites.
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