The Peclet number for shear thinning in hard sphere dispersions

J. Laven, H.N. Stein

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An alternative definition is introduced for the Peclet no., Pe, related to the shear thinning of dispersions. Its significance is demonstrated by using it in the interpretation of published exptl. data. The values of the Pe for the transition from the Brownian to the hydrodynamic regime in hard-spheres dispersions are presented graphically. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-501
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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