Special Issue "Complex Fluid Rheology"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Prof. Dr. Patrick Underhill
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
Interests: large amplitude oscillatory shear; extensional flow; interfacial rheology; microrheology; coarse-graining simulation methods; molecular dynamics; biopolymer physics; active matter; swimming microorganisms; microfluidics
This Special Issue of Polymers is dedicated to the complex fluid rheology of polymeric materials. The complex rheology of such materials plays an important role in many applications. This issue aims to reflect the current work and progress in how the microstructure causes the rheological response and how the rheology influences other properties of the system. Contributions with experimental work, computational work, or combinations of the two are welcome. Topics may include measuring or determining computationally the rheological properties such as in large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS), in extensional flows, at interfaces, or using microrheology. They could also focus on the rheology specific to types of polymeric materials such as associating polymers, polyelectrolytes, gels, etc. Finally, the role of polymer rheology in producing phenomena, such as elastic instabilities, are of interest.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Underhill
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- Complex fluids
- Large amplitude oscillatory shear
- Extensional rheology
- Interfacial rheology
- Associating polymers
- Gel rheology
- Elastic instabilities