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Development of a Microfluidic Rheometer for Complex Fluids



Jai A. Pathak, Robert F. Berg, Kathryn Beers


Our group has recently published a report of a combinatorial rheometer/viscometer developed in our lab, based on the princinple of a damped harmonic oscillator. In this paper, we describe a modification of this approach to scale down this viscometer to the microfluidic realm. This microfluidic rheometer will also be based on the damped harmonic oscillator. While this viscometer is currently in development, its ultimate function will be along the lines of a high-throughput instrument and appropriate modifications are described.
Proceedings Title
ACS Fall Meeting
Conference Dates
August 28-September 1, 2005
Conference Location
Washington, DC
Conference Title
ACS PMSE Preprint


complex fluid, microfluidics, rheology, rheometer, viscometer, viscosity


Pathak, J. , Berg, R. and Beers, K. (2005), Development of a Microfluidic Rheometer for Complex Fluids, ACS Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created December 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021