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Versuch R4b: Rheology on Hydrogels

part of the practical course in one block of the biophysics program in summer

Location

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, building N, LS Rädler

Rheometer: room N007
Time-Lapse microscopy: room N032

Supervisor

Stefan Stöberl
office: NU107
phone: 089 2180 2054
e-mail: Stefan.Stoeberl@physik.uni-muenchen.de

If you contact me by e-mail, please add your lab course partner in CC.

Description

In this lab course you will investigate the macroscopic visco-elastic properties of a polymer network using a rheometer and employ the obtained information to predict, if a particle of a given size is able to freely diffuse within the polymer network. Using time-lapse microscopy and particle tracking, we will perform a microscopic analysis of the particle motion within the polymer gel to verify if our predictions hold true.

 

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