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SER Product Literature contains general background and product information about the SER Universal Testing Platform and our SER3 model line.
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Whether you have a new or a legacy host system, let us help you transform your conventional rotational shear rheometer into a multi-function testing station capable of covering the broad spectrum of your physical material characterization needs - from extensional melt rheology to solid-state fracture behavior. Please contact us for more details.

SER-Related Publications

Miniature universal testing platform: from extensional melt rheology to solid-state deformation behavior a journal article authored by the inventor of the SER, Dr. Martin Sentmanat, appearing in Rheologica Acta (2004) 43: 657669. The original publication is available at springerlink.com - DOI 10.1007/s00397-004-0405-4.
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Measuring the transient extensional rheology of polyethylene melts using the SER universal testing platform a journal article co-authored by Prof. Gareth H. McKinley, Benjamin N. Wang, and Dr. Martin Sentmanat appearing in Journal of Rheology (2005) 49: 585606. The original publication is available online at http://ojps.aip.org/joro/.
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Mechanism of gross melt fracture elimination in the extrusion of polyethylenes in the presence of boron nitride a journal article co-authored by Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos and Dr. Martin Sentmanat appearing in Rheologica Acta (2004) 43: 624633. The original publication is available at springerlink.com - DOI 10.1007/s00397-004-0359-6.
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Fingerprinting the processing behavior of polyethylenes from transient extensional flow and peel experiments in the melt state a journal article co-authored by Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos and Dr. Martin Sentmanat appearing in Rheologica Acta (2005) 44: 115. The original publication is available at springerlink.com - DOI 10.1007/s00397-004-0398-z.
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Melt Fracture of Linear PE: A Critical Study in Terms of Their Extensional Behaviour a journal article co-authored by Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Edward B. Muliawan, and Dr. Martin Sentmanat appearing in International Polymer Processing (2005) XX: 6067.
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The Rheological and Physical Properties of Linear and Branched Polypropylene Blends a journal article co-authored by Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Tara J. McCallum, Marianna Kontopoulou, Chul B. Park, and Edward B. Muliawan appearing in Polymer Engineering and Science (2007) 11331140. The original publication is available from Polymer Engineering & Science - DOI 10.1002/pen.
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Thermorheological properties of LLDPE/LDPE blends a journal article co-authored by Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Omar Delgadillo-Velazquez, and Dr. Martin Sentmanat appearing in Rheologica Acta (2008) 47:19-31. The original publication is available at springerlink.com - DOI 10.1007/s00397-007-0193-8.
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SER Universal Testing Platform: The Ultimate in Physical Material Characterization Technology a presentation given by Dr. Martin Sentmanat at the Annual SPE Antec Meeting held in May, 2004 in Chicago, IL.
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Melt Fracture of Polyethylene and the Role of Extensional Flow Behavior an online presentation given by Dr. Martin Sentmanat via SPE live meeting held on October 27, 2005.
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Rheological, mechanical and failure properties of biological soft tissues at high strains and rates of deformation a presentation given by Dr. Martin Sentmanat at the 2007 Society of Rheology Conference in Salt Lake City, UT on October 10, 2007.
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A Novel Miniature Mixing Device for Polymeric Blends, Nanocomposites, and Food Compounds a presentation given by Dr. Martin Sentmanat at the 2009 Society of Rheology Conference in Madison, WI on October 21, 2009.
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Extensional Rheology: An Invaluable Tool for Material Characterization a keynote address given by Dr. Martin Sentmanat for the Polymer Analysis Divsion at the 2012 SPE ANTEC Meeting held on April 3, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
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