Measuring system for complex shear modulus of liquids using torsionally vibrating quartz crystals

G.J. Beukema, J. Mellema

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In rheology, torsionally vibrating quartz crystals are in use to determine dynamic shear moduli of liquids in the sonic and ultrasonic frequency range. A computer controlled measuring system using such crystals is described. The main advantages of this system are high measuring speed with respect to the manual AC bridge method and on-line data reduction. As an illustration measurements of a solution of polystyrene in toluene in the 10-100 kHz range are presented.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)418
JournalJournal of physics E: scientific instruments
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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