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A Two-Day Short Course On

Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids and Interfaces

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Date and Location

Saturday and Sunday
October 16th and 17th, 1999

The course will begin at 8:30 AM, Saturday, October 16th, 1999.

Grainger Auditorium
Engineering Hall, Room 1610
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin at Madison
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Fountain in front of Engineering Hall Grainger Auditorium

This short course is held in conjunction with the
71st Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology
October 17-21, 1999

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Gerald G. Fuller
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5025

Gerald G. Fuller is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He is well known for his developments of new methods in rheo-optics and is author of the book Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids published by Oxford University Press. Professor Fuller is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and received the Bingham Medal from The Society of Rheology in 1997.

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Course Description

The nonlinear rheology of complex liquids is linked to the coupling of their microstructure to hydrodynamic forces. Optical methods in rheology can offer an important means of establishing the link between structure and flow properties for a wide range of materials that include polymer liquids, suspensions and dispersions, liquid crystals, and surfactants. This course introduces optical techniques from the basic foundation of Maxwell equations to the design of measurements of in situ optical properties. The course will be driven by applications of these methods to solve current, technological and scientific problems in rheology. The methods that will be discussed will include:

bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Optical polarimetry: flow-induced birefringence and dichroism from the ultraviolet to the infrared.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Light scattering: small angle and wide angle total intensity light scattering.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Fluorescence and Raman scattering: polarization dependent measurements of orientation.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Brewster angle microscopy: polarized light reflectance method for flowing interfaces.

The underlying principles and design of these techniques will be discussed. Attention will be given to the pragmatic issues related to incorporating these measurements into flow geometries so that the desired microstructural information can be extracted. The following applications will be used to highlight the use of these methods:

bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Segmental orientation of flowing polymer solutions and melts, and liquid crystals.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Flow-induced morphology of emulsions, block copolymers and polymer blends.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Spatially resolved stress measurements in complex, non-Newtonian flows.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Flow-induced structure in surfactant solutions.
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes) Non-Newtonian rheology of complex interfaces.

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Registration Information

The fee for the two-day course is $375 prior to September 17, 1999. For registration after September 17, the fee will be $475. Student rates are $188 prior to September 17 and $238 after September 17. Purchase of Professor Fuller's textbook, Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids, is optional; those wishing to purchase it through the short course at $68 must do so by September 17. Cancellations received in writing by September 17, 1999 will be subject to a $25 administrative charge. No refunds will be granted after that date.

Send the short course registration form and payment (check, money order, Mastercard, or Visa) to:

Rheology 71st Annual Meeting
Attn: Pat Gaitan
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1487
Fax: (608)265-3163

Reservations for lodging should be made by the participant.

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