Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rheomalaxis

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10026

Some fluids demonstrate shear-thinning due to a break-down or “degradation of structure,” (Goodwin JW, Goodwin J, Hughes RW (2000) Rheology for chemists. Royal Society of Chemistry), and this phenomenon is known as rheomalaxis and an example is the shearing of gypsum paste, whereas an example of thixiotropic phenomenon is shearing of paint (Patton TC (1979) Paint flow and pigment dispersion. Wiley, New York;  Varnish.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA