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.
|Journal||Journal of physics E: scientific instruments|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|