High-Throughput Micro-Rheometer

A custom-built micro-rheology platform for the rapid analysis of material viscoelasticity (Available Spring 2021).
Institution
UC Santa Barbara
Research Areas
Characterization and Properties
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A custom-built micro-rheology platform enables the rapid analysis of material viscoelasticity, providing insight into the microstructure evolution, emergence of phase transitions, material stability, and the presence of intermolecular interactions. The system includes automated fluid delivery systems, motorized stages for high speed scanning through multi-well samples, and imaging and scattering based tools for detection of material fluctuations or deformation under loading. User-friendly software facilitates rapid post-processing and analysis of data.