Combined macro- and microrheometer for use with Langmuir monolayers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A Langmuir monolayer trough that is equipped for simultaneous microrheology and standard rheology measurements has been constructed. The central elements are the trough itself with a full range of optical tools accessing the air-water interface from below the trough and a portable knife-edge torsion pendulum that can access the interface from above. The ability to simultaneously measure the mechanical response of Langmuir monolayers on very different length scales is an important step for our understanding of the mechanical response of two-dimensional viscoelastic networks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walder, R; Schmidt, CF; Dennin, M

Published Date

  • June 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 063905 -

PubMed ID

  • 18601415

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7623

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6748

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.2937649


  • eng