Latest RheoCube features now available

Latest RheoCube features now available

9 November 2020

As part of its continuous improvement program, Electric Ant Lab has released the latest version of RheoCube. The update brings a host of new, innovative features that will empower experimental scientists to bring R&D to the next level.

Enhanced data comparison and a useful new widget

Batch analysis for material properties has been further improved. Material properties can be calculated and plotted for multiple experiments at once. When an experiment parameter, such as the shear rate, varies within a set of selected experiments, the calculated material properties can be plotted against that parameter. While the previous version of RheoCube allowed comparison of experiments at different shear rates, that’s been taken a step further. Now you can compare data over a range of parameters, including shear rate, measurement, temperature, and more.

Data analysis is faster and easier. Users no longer need to refresh an entire data analysis session when new data for running experiments comes in. It’s now automatically updated, saving time and ensuring all relevant plotted graphs are kept.

Automatic shutdown for data analysis

A major feature has also been implemented in the RheoCube interface. A data analysis session can now automatically be shut down at midnight, in cases where it’s left open by accident. This means users no longer have to remember to close sessions, saving costs. This option is set by default.

Innovative, time-saving features

  • An exciting new addition is the Contact Angle widget. Contact angles between a flat and spherical object can be computed using the contact angle feature of the new heatmap analysis widget. This offers guidance on the compatibility/wettability of a solid (like the wall of a pipe or packaging material or simple particles in a suspension) and a fluid (solvent, component). The more the droplet spreads out the more the fluid and solid like each other.
  • Material properties can be calculated and plotted for multiple experiments at once. When an experiment parameter, such as the shear rate, varies within a set of selected experiments, the calculated material properties can be plotted against that parameter.
  • The heatmap calculation performance is improved and the heatmap UI is redesigned.
  • Contact angles between a flat and spherical object can be computed using the contact angle feature of the new heatmap analysis widget
  • New experiments and new snapshots of running experiments are now automatically available in all widgets, without the need to press the refresh button.
  • When you have a running experiment selected in any widget, you can unselect and reselect the experiment to have the latest snapshots available.

A cost effective, trial version of RheoCube is now available. For more information, contact us today!