AFM Shows Liquids Alter Viscosity When Confined, Shaken

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:52 in Physics & Chemistry

New research shows that when water is confined to a small space, it behaves like a gel. Then, when shaken, it becomes fluidic and exhibits the same structural and mechanical properties as water in a bottle. The study - the first to use an atomic force microscope to measure the viscosity of confined fluids - revealed that these liquids can respond and modify their viscosity based on environmental changes.

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