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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

Polymer Suspensions & Emulsions

Ongoing
The goals of this project are to improve measurements of fluid structure and mechanical properties under a variety of flow conditions. We focus on fluids and

Carbon Nanotube Reference Materials

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

Nanotube Metrology

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

Publications

Awards

Vivek M. Prabhu Named APS Fellow

For fundamental insight into the chain conformation, structure, phase separation, and interfaces of polyelectrolytes enabled by light and