Thixotropic Behaviour of Petroleum Jelly

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IN my earlier communication1 I directed attention to the reversible change of consistency brought about by the slow and fast shear of petroleum jelly. The present note embodies more precise observations, but it is evident that further work still is needed to interpret the mechanism of the phenomena.

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    [Nature, 163, 248 (1949).]

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    "The Measurement of Plasticity", in "The Science of Petroleum", 1115 (Oxford University Press).

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DE WAELE, A. Thixotropic Behaviour of Petroleum Jelly. Nature 163, 774 (1949) doi:10.1038/163774a0

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