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Graduate Student, Matt Wehrman published in Soft Matter

A paper entitled "Quantifying the Dynamic Transition of Hydrogenated Castor Oil Gets Measured Via Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology" was published in Issue 30, 2016 of Soft Matter, co-authored by Dr. Kelly Schultz and Seth Lindberg (Proctor and Gamble).

The findings in this paper highlight how hydrogenated castor oil (HCO) undergoes critical transitions, degradation and formation, in response to an osmotic pressure gradient. Multiple particle tracking microrheology (MPT) measures the evolving material properties. Although HCO gels do evolve heterogeneously, this work determines that these heterogeneities do not significantly change traditional MPT measurements but the analysis techniques developed provide additional information on the unique heterogeneous scaffold microenvironments.

Soft Matter Journal is a peer reviewed scientific journal covering the fundamental science behind the behavior of soft matter. Where physics meets chemistry meets biology for fundamental soft matter research.


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