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ERIC Number: EJ825947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Measuring Viscosity with a Levitating Magnet: Application to Complex Fluids
Even, C.; Bouquet, F.; Remond, J.; Deloche, B.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n1 p13-22 Jan 2009
As an experimental project proposed to students in fourth year of university, a viscometer was developed, consisting of a small magnet levitating in a viscous fluid. The viscous force acting on the magnet is directly measured: viscosities in the range 10-10[superscript 6] mPa s are obtained. This experiment is used as an introduction to complex fluids and soft matter physics. (Contains 1 table, 7 figures, and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A