Rheology of viscoelastic fluids

Long-ranged Eshelby strain patterns in a viscoelastic colloidal dispersion.
Image taken from: Hassani, et al (2018).

The flow properties of complex fluids result from the highly correlated collective  motion of the constituent particles. While considerable progress has been made in recent decades towards understanding viscoelasticity, the interplay of structural transport processes with strong external fields reveals a wealth of novel phenomena. We focus on the effects of strong shear flows in order to understand the complex structural and transport phenomena under far-from equilibrium conditions.