A Practical Approach To Rheology Episode 03 - Yield & Thixotropy Measurements

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Beyond viscous behavior, complex fluids can exhibit other important flow characteristics, most notably yield stresses and thixotropy. In this third part, we will explore effective ways to quantify these behaviors:

  1. Structured fluids
  2. Yielding: what is it and how do we measure it?
  3. Thixotropy: what is it and how do we measure it?
  4. Tips to avoid artifacts when measuring complex fluids

About the Speaker

Dr. Tianhong (Terri) Chen is a Senior Applications Support Scientist with TA Instruments currently supporting the Rheology and DMA product lines. She received her PhD degree in Polymer Science from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in China, specializing in polymer synthesis and characterization. She did her post-doc research and later became a research assistant professor at the University of Maryland. During that time, her research was focused on biopolymer modifications and analysis. Dr. Chen joined TA Instruments in 2004. Her key responsibilities at TA Instruments are customer support, consultation, and teaching DMA and rheology training courses. Dr. Chen has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two US patents.