An original method for the real-time monitoring of local shear rates

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The precise measurement of local shear rate is proven to be challenging, especially at small scales. The shear rate is involved in many phenomena, and its implication in thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel) is one of the most known phenomenon in the microfluidic/biofluidic community.

In this article, researchers from the University of Paris-Saclay (Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS) and the University of Amsterdam (van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences) propose to take advantage of the unique polarized photoluminescence of LaPO4:Eu nanorods (which depends only on the orientation of the rods).