Search results for rheological

Materials Science May 31, 2019

Colloidal gel properties under the microscope

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have devised a method for following the gelation of colloidal gels. Their confocal microscopy technique has allowed the different stages of the process to be analyzed, leading to insights ...

Environment Apr 01, 2019

Tracking sludge flow for better wastewater treatment and more biogas

A new way of tracking how sewage sludge flows during thermal treatment could help engineers design better wastewater treatment plants and boost production of biogas.

Earth Sciences Jun 16, 2016

Homologous temperature of olivine links deformation experiments and rheology of the upper mantle

The homologous temperature of a crystalline material is defined as the ratio between temperature and the melting (solidus) temperature (Tm) in Kelvin. Because Tm of a crystalline material is controlled by the bonding force ...

Analytical Chemistry Sep 01, 2010

Researchers demonstrate new MEMS dynamic rheometer (w/ Video)

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex viscosity measurements -- critical data for a wide variety of fields dealing with things ...

General Physics Jun 07, 2011

Using magnets to help prevent heart attacks

If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that he can thin the human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field.

Soft Matter Feb 14, 2017

Researchers identify key components of blood that directly affect flow behavior

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide—yet researchers still don't fully understand how blood flows or even which components within blood can lead to cardiac issues.

Polymers Jul 18, 2018

Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out—"shish kebabs," as polymer scientists call them. Nobody knows for sure what they are, but these shapes that appear at seemingly ...

Earth Sciences Feb 25, 2013

Exploring the roots of volcanic eruptions: Insights from deep magmatic processes

An exploration of deep magmatic processes occurring in the Earth's crust beneath volcanoes, which could contribute to linking these physical processes at depth with volcanic eruptions at the surface, has been carried out ...

Materials Science Dec 07, 2017

Measuring small forces that lead to large effects

Forces between individual particles in slurries are responsible for their rheological behavior. Direct quantification of physical forces between mineral faces is now possible with atomic force microscopy, thanks to work at ...

Polymers Mar 17, 2017

Identification of molecular origins underlying the interfacial slip

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered the fundamental principles of handling polymers, which constitute the basis of man-made materials, such as plastics, paints, and even consmatics.

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