Electrorheological property of poly(ethyleneglycol)

Kazuya Takagi, Takeshi Mori, Keiji Minagawa, Masami Tanaka

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We synthesized poly(ethyleneglycol) based urethane (UPEG) end-capped with methanol (MUPEG) and with ethyl lactate (LUPEG), and carried out the rheological measurements with immiscible blends composed of (M,L)UPEG and polydimethylsiloxane (DMS). The viscosity of the UPEGs increased under an electric field. LUPEG shows higher viscosity than MUPEG at all shear rates examined. MUPEG is a Newtonian fluid under no field, while LUPEG behaves as a non-Newtonian fluid. It is considered that LUPEG forms initial structure under no field at low shear rate, which affects the ER effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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