Exploring Dynamic Viscosity with Self-Assembly Systems Outside of Equilibrium

Title

Exploring Dynamic Viscosity with Self-Assembly Systems Outside of Equilibrium

Authors

Presenter(s)

Andrew Peter Lingafelter, Jack Brian Mclean

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: CHM 304L

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Description

All fluids have a characteristic viscosity and fluids commonly studied exist in an equilibrium state. However, some exist outside of equilibrium. These fluids are known as non-Newtonian fluids. Non-Newtonian fluids have a dynamic viscosity, which means that the coefficient of viscosity is dependent on the pressure of the system as well as temperature. Systems that have the ability to self-assemble from surfactant molecules also can express this dynamic viscosity, and achieve a state outside of equilibrium. The making and characteristics of such a system were explored. Copious amounts of energy are wasted in the form of heat ejected into the atmosphere from general to industrial processes. Future applications of self-assembly systems could include harnessing and reutilizing this wasted energy.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Yoon S. Lee

Primary Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Exploring Dynamic Viscosity with Self-Assembly Systems Outside of Equilibrium

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