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A property of certain materials in which an increased rate of shear favors an increase in viscosity.
[rheo- + G. pēxis, fixation]
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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.
Thixotropy and rheopexy are often observed in fiber suspensions.