Preparation and some properties of M1 and its constituents

D. A. Nguyen, T. Sridhar

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Details of the preparation and composition of the fluid M1 are given. Experimental results on the density of the solvent and solution are also presented. Data from various laboratories, on the shear viscosity of M1 are compared and shown to be in good agreement. The intrinsic viscosity of M1 varies exponentially with the temperature and the application of the Flory theory yields a theta temperature of 312 K. The calculated mean square end-to-end distance of the polymer molecule is insensitive to temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


  • intrinsic viscosity
  • shear viscosity
  • test fluid M1

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