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Small-world rheology: an introduction to probe-based active microrheology

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10617-10630
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical chemistry chemical physics
Volume13
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

We introduce active, probe-based microrheological techniques for measuring the flow and deformation of complex fluids. These techniques are ideal for mechanical characterization either when little sample is available, or when samples show significant spatial heterogeneity. We review recent results, paying particular attention to comparing and contrasting rheological parameters obtained from micro- and macro-rheological techniques.

    Research areas

  • OPTICAL TWEEZERS, MAGNETIC TWEEZERS, COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS, VISCOELASTIC MODULI, MICROSCOPIC VISCOELASTICITY, NONLINEAR MICRORHEOLOGY, LOCAL VISCOELASTICITY, DIELECTRIC PARTICLES, THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS, COMPLEX FLUIDS

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