Thinning, not thickening, fluids optimise protection of glass screens

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.

Design principles for hand sanitisers

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.