Small-world rheology: an introduction to probe-based active microrheology.

Citation:

Wilson LG, Poon WCK. Small-world rheology: an introduction to probe-based active microrheology. Phys Chem Chem Phys 2011;13(22):10617-30.

Abstract:

We introduce active, probe-based microrheological techniques for measuring the flow and deformation of complex fluids. These techniques are ideal for mechanical characterization either when little sample is available, or when samples show significant spatial heterogeneity. We review recent results, paying particular attention to comparing and contrasting rheological parameters obtained from micro- and macro-rheological techniques.