A collaboration between the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership and Corning Inc. investigating the link between fluid flow and glass bending in layered systems has uncovered that shear-thinning fluids provide better protection against impact. Such insight could be used to create more durable foldable smartphones.
Researchers from several universities, including ECFP, have completed an innovative study which firmly links the structure of microgels to the controlled release of liquid droplets coated in these particles. The discovery could revolutionise methods of targeting medicines to specific locations within the body.
A paper from the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership demonstrates how soft matter physics can be used to form a framework to guide the design of formulations with desirable properties.