Microrheology as a tool for high-throughput screening

V. Breedveld, D. J. Pine

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Abstract

Microrheology can be used for high-throughput screening of the rheological properties of sample libraries of complex fluids. Two passive techniques are particularly suitable: video microscopy and diffusing-wave spectroscopy. The techniques complement each other very well and can be applied to samples that offer different experimental challenges. We offer a thorough analysis of the strengths and limitations of microrheology with the emphasis on high-throughput applications. To illustrate the potential of microrheology, results are presented for two representative cases: the rheological screening of aqueous solutions of a block copolypeptide library and the rheological phase diagram of a water/surfactant/salt system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4461-4470
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume38
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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