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Cornell Physicists Capture Microscopic Origins of Thinning and Thickening Fluids
September 1, 2011
In things thick and thin: Cornell University physicists explain how fluids--such as paint or paste--behave by observing how micron-sized, suspended particles dance in real time. Using high-speed microscopy, the scientists unveil how these particles are responding to fluid flows from shear--a specific way of stirring. (Science, Sept. 2).
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