Difference between revisions of "Microrheology"

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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
  
Microrheology is a form of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheology rheology]
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Microrheology is a form of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheology rheology] in which the properties of a complex fluid are measured with microscopic spatial precision by tracking the movement of a small, micron-sized, particle embedded in the fluid.
  
 
== Passive Microrheology ==
 
== Passive Microrheology ==
  
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In passive microrheology, Brownian motion of the particle due to thermal energy is observed. The viscoelastic modulus of a complex fluid (<math>G(\omega)</math>) can be determined from the mean square displacement <math>\<\delta r^2\></math> of the tracer particle undergoing thermal motion. Mason and Weitz showed that
  
  
 
== Active Microrheology ==
 
== Active Microrheology ==

Revision as of 14:34, 16 September 2009

Original Entry: Ian Burgess, Fall 2009 (currently under construction)

Definition

Microrheology is a form of rheology in which the properties of a complex fluid are measured with microscopic spatial precision by tracking the movement of a small, micron-sized, particle embedded in the fluid.

Passive Microrheology

In passive microrheology, Brownian motion of the particle due to thermal energy is observed. The viscoelastic modulus of a complex fluid (<math>G(\omega)</math>) can be determined from the mean square displacement <math>\<\delta r^2\></math> of the tracer particle undergoing thermal motion. Mason and Weitz showed that


Active Microrheology