The MCR 502 rheometer measures the deformation and flow behavior of various materials. In rotational mode the flow behavior of liquids and liquid solutions can be determined. Depending on the measurement system relative and absolute viscosities of the samples are obtained. In the oscillatory mode, deformation and flow behavior of viscoelastic samples are measured simultaneously. As a result, loss and storage modulus as well as the complex viscosity of the sample are obtained.
Deformation and flow behavior
Storage and loss modulus
A variety of liquid, paste or gel like samples can be measured by this technique.
Plate-plate, cone-plate, and concentric cylinders
Disposable measuring systems for solidifying samples
Pressure and starch cell
In publications, use of the Somapp Lab facilities might be acknowledged as follows:
'The authors would like to acknowledge use of the Somapp Lab, a core facility supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Graz University of Technology, the University of Graz and Anton Paar GmbH.’