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http://rsi.aip.org/resource/1/rsinak/v79/i9/p094102_s1
Original languageEnglish
Article number094102
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Abstract

A new high-throughput viscosimeter device was designed, built, and tested allowing measurement of the viscosity of 100 different solutions in a single experiment using the falling sphere approach. Using the corrected Stokes' law, viscosities obtained by the HT device were compared to viscosities of the same solutions obtained on a conventional viscosimeter and showed excellent correlation. The theoretical set of data, correlated with Reynolds numbers, and the viscosities obtained for each sample showed very good correlation with the experimental data, demonstrating the robustness of the device. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.2976350]

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  • FALLING SPHERE VISCOMETRY, STOKES-LAW, FLUIDS, WALL, TEMPERATURES, VELOCITY, DENSITY, TUBES

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