Special Issue "Rheology of Gels"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
The increasing importance of gels in a large number of technological fields has promoted considerable attention in the study of these materials. In particular, the rheological properties of gels are largely affected by their physicochemical and microstructural properties and they influence potential applications in many technological areas, including medical, biotechnological, and many products such as fuels, ceramics, and foods among others. Gels are generally classified as chemical and physical and the type of gel mainly depends on the major components forming it. Rheological properties of physical and chemical gels are very different and mainly depend on the gel microstructure and strength. Although rheological properties are considered bulk and macroscopic properties, they are strongly affected by the gel chemical composition and microstructure, which depends on both covalent and physical bindings. Therefore, a comprehensive rheological study of gels would involve their characterization at different sizes scales that go from molecular (studied with the aid of molecular modeling) to nano, micro, meso and macro scales.
This Special Issue will provide an international forum of researchers discussing the most recent studies concerning the rheology of gels and how it relates to the gel classification, its composition, microstructure and application. Through this Special Issue, rheological methods used to characterize the rheology of different types of gels at different scales will be discussed, as well as how to use the rheological information to elucidate novel materials and applications within the areas listed above.
Prof. Osvaldo H. Campanella
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Gels is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- gel fluid
- plastic flow
- non-Newtonian fluid
- shear stress
- viscoelastic behavior