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  • New metric allows researchers to better understand soft material behavior

    Image shows a large industral 3D printer depositing ink composite on to a surface

    Chemical engineers at the U. of I. have developed a new metric for understanding how soft materials yield to stress – an advancement that will help solve various materials engineering challenges, such as how to formulate better 3D printing inks.

    Image courtesy Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Simon Rogers, call 217-333-0020; email

    The paper “Investigation of the yielding transition in concentrated colloidal systems via rheo-XPCS” is available online. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2215517120