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Experimental investigation of the effect of an electric field on the viscosity of liquids

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Alcock, Edward D. (1935) Experimental investigation of the effect of an electric field on the viscosity of liquids. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03182009-104749

Abstract

A new type viscosimeter is described which enables the viscosity of any liquid to be measured while it is in an electric field. The electric field was found to increase the viscosity of all liquids with dipole moments, while the liquids without moments in general showed no effect. It was found that the change in viscosity varies with the shearing stresses to which the liquid is subjected. A qualitative theory is proposed which agrees very well with the results found experimentally.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Von Kármán, Theodore
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1935
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03182009-104749
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03182009-104749
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1001
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:18 Mar 2009
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:34

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