Viscosity of hard sphere suspensions.


A simple functional representation of the concentration dependence of the low-shear viscosity eta of hard sphere suspensions is proposed. The representation, which agrees with published literature at all volume fractions phi, has a hitherto-unremarked transition in its functional form at phi approximately 0.42 identical with phi(t). phi(t) is definitely less than the volume fraction 0.49 of the hard sphere melting transition.

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@article{Phillies2002ViscosityOH, title={Viscosity of hard sphere suspensions.}, author={George David Joseph Phillies}, journal={Journal of colloid and interface science}, year={2002}, volume={248 2}, pages={528-9} }