Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reduced Viscosity

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9831
n (1) (IUPAC: viscosity number) Reduced viscosity is the fluid viscosity increase per unit of polymer solute concentration. Mathematically, it is defined by the following equation:
$$\eta _{{\rm reduced\, }}={{ \eta _{{\rm specific}} /{\rm c}}}$$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA