Rheometers are instruments used in laboratories to measure the rheology of a fluid, or how a suspension, liquid or slurry flows when stress is applied. It is used for fluids that require the measurement of additional parameters than just viscosity. Historically, rheometers were used to measure the flow of blood in the medical field or the flow of water in civil engineering. Now, rheometers have much broader applications in a variety of fields.
There are two main types of rheometers. Shear, or rotational, rheometers apply shear stress in order to measure flow. Extensional rheometers, on the other hand, apply extensional stress to achieve their measurements. Within these two divisions, there are many specific types of rheometers.
If you are considering purchasing a rheometer for your laboratory, you will want to fully research the different types and manufacturers because it is an expensive addition to your lab. You may also want to consult a professional during the decision-making process to ensure you select the best rheometer for your laboratory's needs.
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