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micro- +‎ rheology


microrheology (uncountable)

  1. A technique capable of measuring microviscosity
  2. (physics) The branch of rheology that deals with emulsions and heterogeneous mixtures


  • "Using a microrheological technique, single molecule diffusion can be used to obtain a microviscosity which contains information about the local

environment. "Aron Benjamin Goins" [1]

  • "As is the case for polymers in general, large deviations of the viscosity measured rheologically from that determined using

microrheological techniques such as MP-FCS can occur." [2]


  1. ^ Goins, A.B. 2008 (Thesis) Crowding and size effects on probe microviscosity for polymer cytosolic mimicry. http://www.microviscosity.com
  2. ^ Goins, A.B., H. Sanabria, M. N. Waxham. 2008. Macromolecular crowding and size effects on probe microviscosity. Biophys. J. 95:5362-5373.