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Using a confocal rheoscope to investigate soft squishy materials

Seminar Group: 


Professor Itai Cohen


Department of Physics
Cornell University


Friday, November 22, 2013 - 4:00pm


ESB 1001


Professor Jacob Israelachvili

Soft matter systems derive their bulk mechanical properties from their underlying microscale structure and its response to thermal fluctuations. In this talk I will discuss how we are using our newly developed Confocal Rheoscope to simultaneously measure changes in the mechanical behavior and structural organization of materials ranging from shear thinning and thickening colloidal suspensions to various strain stiffening biological tissues.