B2.4 - Spring-Plate Resonator Sensor for Measuring Viscosity of Small Amounts of Complex Fluids

E. K. Reichel, Ch. E. A. Kirschhock, J. Vermant & B. Jakoby
Viscosity and density are physical properties of fluids that are critical for manifold processes in industry. Beside their direct importance of determining the flow characteristics, they can also be used to quantify the chemical condition, e.g., of lubricants, fuels, electrolytes, or the progress of crystallization or polymerization. Rheometers are commonly used for measuring the material properties to a high accuracy. In complex fluids the reaction force depends on the rate, amount, frequency, or duration of...