A Practical Approach To Rheology Episode Four- Quantifying Viscoelasticity

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The final part of this four part series will address the most important rheological behavior: viscoelasticity.

  1. Liquid or solid: understanding what viscoelasticity is
  2. Linear viscoelasticity
  3. Dynamic mechanical oscillation
  4. Dynamic oscillation methods

About the Speaker

Nathan D. Hesse, Ph.D. is a Senior Applications Scientist who joined TA Instruments in 2005 and currently supports the Rheology product line based out of the company headquarters in New Castle, DE. He earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 where his focus was species specific characterization and kinetics of catalytic polymer decomposition. Prior to joining TA, he worked for Thermometric, which has since been added to the TA Instruments Microcalorimetry portfolio. With over 15 years of collective experience, Nathan has provided technical application and instrument support throughout the TA organization and most importantly to our customers using the Thermal Analysis, Microcalorimetry, and Rheology product lines.