Rheological measurements can be used to investigate the flow properties and viscoelastic properties of a sample. In a rotational or oscillatory rheometer, the sample is sheared between a static part (e.g. plate) and a moving part (e.g. plate or cone). The required torque is measured, which allows to investigate the shear stress and thus the viscosity and other rheological properties of the sample.

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Measurement Capabilities/Measurement Apparatus

Physica MCR 301 from Anton Paar for rotation and oscillation measurements

  • Cone-Plate-Measuring System
  • Plate-Plate-Measuring System
  • Cylinder

Fields of Application

  • Viscosity determination of liquids
  • Determination of storage and loss modulus of hydrogels
  • Rheological monitoring of crosslinking reactions of hydrogels