Images captured on the Linkam-Cambridge Shear System.

These images were captured on the Linkam CSS450 using whole blood of 40% haematocrit. They demonstrate the various structures that can be induced into the blood system under different flow conditions, and also high-light the dynamic processes involved. The ability to obtain such high quality and in-depth images of blood under shear conditions is proving essential to the understanding of its complex rheology.

All samples were subject to a high pre-shear protocol before being subject to the stated shear conditions.



Steady Shear (1s-1) after 90s

Steady Shear (5s-1) after 90s



Oscillatory Shear (80% Strain) 0.1Hz after 90s

Oscillatory Shear (80% Strain) 1Hz after 90s

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