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Using a confocal rheoscope to investigate soft squishy materials

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Other

Seminar Location Other: 

Duane Physics Tower 11th floor Commons room

Speaker Name(s): 

Itai Cohen

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Cornell University
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Condensed Matter Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Soft matter systems derive their bulk mechanical properties from their underlying microscale structure and it’s 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