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May 31, 2018

While common measuring systems such as plates, cones, and cylinders are readily available in various dimensions and materials, there are times when a custom measuring system is best....

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...

March 15, 2018

Mechanical properties are physical properties, which include qualities such as stiffness, strength, and physical stability over time. Rheometry data indicates changes in physical stru...

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