shear thinning

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shear thin·ning

decreasing the viscosity of a polymer or macromolecule or gel by increasing the rate of shear; not ordinarily a function of time.
See also: thixotropy.
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Shape Memory Alloys are reported to show an interesting phenomenon known as Superplasticity or Pseudoplasticity [26].
The correct pseudoplasticity of the thick-film paste will prevent seepage from occurring.
Baume is a composite number, influenced by the SG of the liquid and the suspended solids, the shape of the gauge, the liquid's viscosity and plasticity, the gelling characteristics, and other liquid characteristics including pseudoplasticity, rheopexy, thixotrophy, dilatency, Bingham plasticity and zeta potential.
In many cases the degree of pseudoplasticity is a very good measure of the effectiveness of an RCA in a particular resin system.
The former effect is known as pseudoplasticity and the latter as dilatancy.
This is known as non-Newtonian behavior, pseudoplasticity or simply shear thinning.
The broad molecular weight distribution POE-WSR materials possess a high degree of pseudoplasticity, which is exhibited by their pituitous nature and reduction of viscosity upon exposure to shear.
At three to four days aging, the 70 mole ethoxylate had a viscosity lower than that of the control, as well as a much lower degree of pseudoplasticity.
The pseudoplasticity is observed to be more or less similar for the blends 3 to 7, which contain mixed and resin curing systems.
Therefore, the high pseudoplasticity was observed for all the composites prepared in the study.