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Title: Determination of nanomaterial viscosity and rheology properties using a rotational rheometer
Authors: Gibbons, Stephen
Kennedy, Alan James, 1976-
Kremer, Kathryn
Wu, Qihua
Keywords: Rheology
Nanostructured materials
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL SR-22-1
Abstract: Rheology studies the flow of matter and is one of the most important methods for materials characterization because flow behavior is responsive to properties such as molecular weight and molecular weight distribution. Rheological properties help practitioners understand fluid flow and how to improve manufacturing processes. Rheometers have been extensively used to determine the viscosity and rheological properties of different materials because the measurements are quick, accurate, and reliable. In this standard operating procedure, a general protocol using a rotational rheometer is developed for characterizing rheological properties of nanomaterials. Procedures and recommendations for sample preparation, instrument preparation, sample measurements, and results analysis are included. The procedure was tested on a variety of carbon-based nanomaterials.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL SR-22-1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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