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April 26, 2018

Polymer melt rheology contains many specialized formulae for estimating chain molecular weight, chain length distribution, and temperature transitions. These useful relations make pol...

April 19, 2018

The particle-jamming cornstarch and hydocluster-forming fumed silica both displayed strain hardening in the Lissajous plots (example shown in Figure 1a), while the polymer bridged flo...

April 13, 2018

In Lissajous plots, these characteristics manifests themselves as ellipsoids for gels (Figure 2a) and rectangles for glasses (Figure 2b). Such a strong difference in the large strain...

April 5, 2018

Not all gels have bonds or entanglements to hold them together. Colloidal gels are made through a high density of particles in a fluid medium that behaves rheologically as a solid ins...

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