The Complex Fluids group develops fluid-based measurement systems that enable the characterization of complex materials.We focus on materials such as nanotubes, nanoparticles and advanced macromolecules that are under development to enable advanced applications in energy, sustainability, electronics and medicine.
As these materials are typically in the fluid state during their production or end-use, our measurement methods are broadly applicable. Our measurement systems include: development of micro and nanofluidic platforms for characterization of polymers and interfaces, development of methods to assess the kinetics of directed assembly processes that can be induced in nanoparticles, and a comprehensive suite of fluid based methods to process and characterize single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Nanoparticle Assembly in Complex Fluids—Develop measurement methods that quantify the interdependent stability, transport, and redox properties of nanomaterials in biophysical multicomponent complex …
Nanotube Metrology—The Nanotube Metrology project is dedicated to improving the measurement methods for, and fundamental understanding of, single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). We accomplish this goal through a …
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 small volume capability is advantageous …
SWCNT Reference Materials—Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is …
Kalman Migler, Group Leader
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