Rheology of gelling and yielding soft matter systems

Stokes, J. R. and Frith, W. J. (2008) Rheology of gelling and yielding soft matter systems. Soft Matter, 4 6: 1133-1140. doi:10.1039/b719677f


Author Stokes, J. R.
Frith, W. J.
Title Rheology of gelling and yielding soft matter systems
Journal name Soft Matter   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-683X
1744-6848
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b719677f
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 4
Issue 6
Start page 1133
End page 1140
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 09 Engineering
Abstract Yielding and gelling soft matter materials are ubiquitous throughout biological and geological systems, the most commonly encountered examples being in food and other household products. In this Highlight, we attempt to summarise the rheological properties that are characteristic of structured soft matter systems, including their universal flow behaviour and viscoelastic response as well as appropriate methods of characterisation. We also discuss how the mechanical response depends on the materials' microstructure. Soft matter of this nature is typically in a non-equilibrium state, which means that it can be modified during processing and storage (aging) to obtain new structural states and rheologies. Several universal features have recently been observed experimentally for the linear and non-linear response of structured soft matter, and such developments are assisting in the development of suitable models to characterise their behaviour.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Multidisciplinary
Polymer Science
Chemistry
Materials Science
Physics
Polymer Science
CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL
MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
POLYMER SCIENCE
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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