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Malvern contributes to high frequency rheology presentation at 5th Pacific Rim Conference

12:06 EDT 10 Aug 2010 | BioPortfolio

9 July 2010: Malvern, UK: The results of a collaborative study aimed at describing the applicability of high frequency optical and mechanical rheometry on gels and stiff samples will be presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR-5), August 1-6, 2010, Hokkaido, Japan.

Samiul Amin and Torsten Remmler, both of whom are rheology specialists at Malvern Instruments, are two of the contributors to ‘High Frequency Rheology of Entangled and Network Forming Polymers’, which is scheduled for presentation on August 2 as part of the Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics & Micro Fluidics symposium.

The relaxation mechanisms in complex fluids such as polymeric solutions, can impact the material’s dynamics over a wide range of timescales. The application of traditional rheometry techniques across extended dynamic ranges is limited at the high frequency (short timescale) end due to instrument constraints. Despite considerable new developments in both optical and mechanical high frequency devices, the applicability of such techniques in the study of gels or very stiff samples in particular, is poorly understood. The study aims to fill this knowledge gap.

Those interested in investigating the latest measurement technology can visit the Malvern Instruments exhibition stand and can get ‘hands on’ with cutting edge rheometers such as the Kinexus. www.malvern.com/kinexus

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For press information, please contact:
Trish Appleton, Kapler Communications
Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road,
Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1480 479280; Fax: +44 (0)1480 470343 trish@kapleronline.com

USA contact:
Marisa Fraser, Malvern Instruments Inc.
117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA
Tel: +1 508 768 6400 Fax: +1 508 768 6403 marisa.fraser@malvern.com

Please send sales enquiries to:
Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments Ltd
Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789 salesinfo@malvern.com

For press information, please contact: Trish Appleton, Kapler Communications Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY, UK Tel: +44 (0)1480 479280; Fax: +44 (0)1480 470343 trish@kapleronline.com USA contact: Marisa Fraser, Malvern Instruments Inc. 117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA Tel: +1 508 768 6400 Fax: +1 508 768 6403 marisa.fraser@malvern.com Please send sales enquiries to: Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments Ltd Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789 salesinfo@malvern.com NEXT ARTICLE

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