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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The shear thinning index is n, which is the slope of the shear thinning region in the [n.
The log plot in figure 2 of shear rate versus viscosity further illustrates support of the shear thinning nature of Polymer B due to a lower tan delta claimed and indicated above.
If n is lower than 1, then it will be shear thinning fluid.
By applying of the shear rate to the gel, it causes an orientation of molecular chains which leads to shear thinning behavior and the dilution effect of shear rate on viscosity seems to be dominant.
By introducing a level of activity and energy into the squeegee such that it significantly increases shear thinning of the solder paste, 0.
Its long chain branching is said to lead to excellent shear thinning characteristics that can deliver higher extrusion rates.
In the figure 1, it is also indicated that, on a microscopic level, the shear thinning is caused by the break down of aggregates and a cell layering of the RBCs.
Most mixtures manifested yield stress and shear thinning.
Khomami, "Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids Past Periodic Square Arrays of Cylinders: Inertial and Shear Thinning Viscosity and Elasticity Effects," J.
At the same molar composition, larger hydrophobe size resulted in higher viscosity development and greater shear thinning behavior.
Shear thinning property is essential to ensure proper flow and cleansing action.