Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Weissenberg Effect

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12775

A phenomenon sometimes encountered in rotational-viscometry studies of polymer melts and solutions at high speeds, characterized by the tendency of the polymer solution to climb the wall of the cup or the shaft of the rotor immersed in it.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA