specific viscosity


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specific viscosity

Etymology: L, species + facere, to make, viscosus, sticky
the internal friction of a fluid, which may be measured by comparing the rate of flow of the fluid through a tube with the rate of a standard liquid under standard conditions.

specific viscosity

The internal friction of a fluid, measured by comparing the rate of flow of the liquid through a tube with that of some standard liquid, or by measuring the resistance to rotating paddles.
See also: viscosity
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The starting point of the specific viscosity is always zero, because the viscosity at [t.
Figure 3a suggested that the specific viscosity heavily decreased 18 min after the reaction started.
In contrast to 160[degrees]C and 180[degrees]C, PLAEU1859 had the highest specific viscosity and lowest crosslinking degree at 170[degrees]C.
A direct comparison of Heller and Fedors equations is possible by rearranging them and using the specific viscosity in both, which leads to Eqs.
The appropriate viscometric quantity is the excess viscosity or the specific viscosity, which is a cumulative solution property in the same manners as the correlation length in the semidilute regime.
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