Viscosity of Clay Suspensions


CONSIDERABLE attention has been given recently to the thixotropy and viscosity characteristics of clays. During the course of a research programme now in progress, certain results of general interest have been obtained.

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    Houwink, "Elasticity, Plasticity, and Structure of Matter", 351 (Cambridge, 1937).

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    Hamaker, Rec. Trav. Chim., 56, 1 (1937), and other papers.

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    Broughton and Windebank, Ind. Eng. Chem., 30, 407 (1938).

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BROUGHTON, G., HAND, R. Viscosity of Clay Suspensions. Nature 142, 255 (1938).

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