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Microfluidics for Characterization of Complex Fluids

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B5584 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hudson, Steven David steven.hudson@nist.gov 301.975.6579
Lin, Eric Kerchong eric.lin@nist.gov 301.975.6743
Migler, Kalman kalman.migler@nist.gov 301.975.4876
Phelan, Frederick R. frederick.phelan@nist.gov 301.975.6761

Description

We are developing a versatile microfluidics platform to measure material properties. Immiscible fluids, nanoparticle and nanotube suspensions, individual micelles, biological cells, and other complex fluids are being characterized using computer-controlled microfluidic devices with controlled flow type and shear rate. For example, interfacial tension in immiscible fluids and the rate of dispersion of nanotube clusters have been measured.

 

Keywords:
Four-roll mill; Interfacial tension; Microfluidics; Nanotube suspensions; Rheology; Surfactants;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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