The present invention relates to a method and a device for determining viscoelastic properties of a fluid. The invention resides inter alia in the generation of viscoelastic catastrophes in confined systems for use in the context of extensional rheology. The viscoelastic catastrophe is according to the invention generated in a bistable fluid system, and the flow conditions for which the catastrophe occurs can be used as a fingerprint of the fluid's viscoelastic properties in extensional flow.
|IPC||B01L3/00; G01N11/00; G01N11/02; G01N11/08|
|Country||International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|