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Polymers and Complex Fluids Group

The Polymers and Complex Fluids Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for soft materials, such as multi-phase fluids, gels, and composites, and their constituent components, such as polymeric molecules, nanoparticles, colloids, and fibers. The Group provides expertise in macromolecular measurements, advanced separation methods, processing, rheology, and composite structure needed to define processing, structure

Projects and Programs

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions

We are trying to help take colloidal rheology understanding beyond uniformly charged spheres to particles with more complex interactions, through new

Renewable Polymers

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less developed

Carbon Nanotube Reference Materials

Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National Institute of

Micro-rheometry

Our goal is to develop and promote the adoption of small-volume rheological methods for complex fluids including bio-fluids, suspensions and polymers, where

Nanotube Metrology

Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods for, and

Publications

Awards