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  • Scientists develop gentle, microscopic hands to study tiny, soft materials

    University of Illinois researchers have honed a technique called the Stokes trap, which can handle and test the physical limits of tiny, soft particles using only fluid flow. From left, undergraduate student Channing Richter, professor Charles Schroeder and graduate student Dinesh Kumar.

    University of Illinois researchers have honed a technique called the Stokes trap, which can handle and test the physical limits of tiny, soft particles using only fluid flow. From left, undergraduate student Channing Richter, professor Charles Schroeder and graduate student Dinesh Kumar.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Charles Schroeder, call 217-333-3906; email cms@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Conformational dynamics and phase behavior of lipid vesicles in a precisely controlled extensional flow” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1039/C9SM02048A