Exploring Dynamic Viscosity with Self-Assembly Systems Outside of Equilibrium
Andrew Peter Lingafelter, Jack Brian Mclean
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.
Yoon S. Lee
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
"Exploring Dynamic Viscosity with Self-Assembly Systems Outside of Equilibrium" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2135.