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Smashing fluids… the physics of flow [Registered]

Hit it hard and it will fracture like a solid… but tilt it slowly and it will flow like a fluid. This is the intriguing property of a type of ‘complex fluid’ which has revealed ‘new physics’ in research by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The new findings will be highly useful to the manufacturing industry because the processing and dispensing of everyday products like toothpaste, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs depends on an understanding of the physical properties and behaviours of these fluids. The research published in Nature Communications (in November 2010) by Michael Smith from the School of…

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