Making complex fluids look simple
Jülich, 1 June 2011. An international research team has successfully developed a widely applicable method for discovering the physical foundations of complex fluids for the first time. Researchers at the University of Vienna and University of Rome have developed a microscopic theory that describes the interactions between the various components of a complex polymer mixture. This approach has now been experimentally proven by physicists from Jülich, who conducted neutron scattering experiments in Grenoble. The results have been published in the June issue of the highly respected journal Physical Review Letters (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.228301).