Rheologica Acta

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 301–318

Recent experimental probes of shear banding


DOI: 10.1007/s00397-007-0246-z

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Manneville, S. Rheol Acta (2008) 47: 301. doi:10.1007/s00397-007-0246-z


Recent experimental techniques used to investigate shear banding are reviewed. After recalling the rheological signature of shear-banded flows, we summarize the various tools for measuring locally the microstructure and the velocity field under shear. Local velocity measurements using dynamic light scattering and ultrasound are emphasized. A few results are extracted from current works to illustrate open questions and directions for future research.


Flow induced orientation Flow visualization Shear-induced structure formation Surfactant Shear thickening Wall slip 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de PhysiqueUniversité de Lyon—École Normale Supérieure de Lyon—CNRS UMR 5672Lyon Cedex 07France