Rheology articles from across Nature Portfolio

Rheology is a branch of physics concerned with the study of the flow and change of shape of soft materials, which when deformed usually exhibit a combination of elastic, viscous and plastic behaviour.

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    | Open Access

    Rheology studies on vitrimers have mostly focused on their linear viscoelasticity under small deformations. Here, the authors develop a full rheological understanding of vitrimer response that spans between small deformation and large-deformation regime, and across 22 decades of effective frequency, providing clear and concise analytical expressions to assist the experimental data analysis and propose a method to deduce material parameters using Master Curves.

    • Fanlong Meng
    • , Mohand O. Saed
    •  & Eugene M. Terentjev
  • Research
    | Open Access

    Understanding the flow dynamics of complex fluids requires powerful tools to visualize flow behaviors with high spatial and temporal resolution. The authors investigated the drop impact of dense colloidal suspensions using high-speed imaging, which allows for visualization of shear jamming as it occurs.

    • Phalguni Shah
    • , Srishti Arora
    •  & Michelle M. Driscoll
  • Research |

    Reconstituted cytoskeleton networks linked with catch bonds display increased mechanical strength and crack resistance than those containing slip bonds, and simultaneously being more deformable, which allows for better adaptability to new mechanical environments.

    • Yuval Mulla
    • , Mario J. Avellaneda
    •  & Gijsje H. Koenderink
    Nature Materials 21, 1019-1023
  • Reviews |

    For 3D printing to reach its full potential, materials should be designed to take advantage of the unique processing flows involved. In this Perspective, we explore the design rules for printable materials and articulate how 3D printing can direct and enhance the functionality of printed systems.

    • Chun Lam Clement Chan
    • , Jay Matthew Taylor
    •  & Emily Catherine Davidson
    Nature Synthesis 1, 592-600

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