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Eric M. Furst and Todd M. Squires


We present a comprehensive overview of microrheology, emphasizing the underlying theory, practical aspects of its implementation, and current applications to rheological studies in academic and industrial laboratories. Key methods and techniques are examined, including important considerations to be made with respect to the materials most amenable to microrheological characterization and pitfalls to avoid in measurements and analysis. The fundamental principles of all microrheology experiments are presented, including the nature of colloidal probes and their movement in fluids, soft solids, an ... More

Keywords: rheology, soft matter, fluid mechanics, viscoelasticity, colloid, complex fluid, polymer, protein, light scattering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199655205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199655205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric M. Furst, author
Professor, University of Delaware, USA

Todd M. Squires, author
Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA