Rheological behaviour of pigment filled polymer dispersions: The influence of electric field

József Fehér, Genovéva Filipcsei, János Bognár, Miklós Zrínyi

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Rheological properties of materials are related to their response to applied stress. The field induced chain formation of a large number of organic and inorganic substances such as starch, aluminium oxide, ferric oxide, carbon black, ion-exchange resins, and polymer powders have been studied mainly in insulating oils. Much less is studied and understood the electrorheological effect of pigments in polymer dispersions. Titanium dioxide is one of the most frequently used surface coatings due to its high-quality and ecologically acceptable properties. In the present paper the authors first review the basic principle of electrorheology, then it is followed by experimental studies on structuring and rheological properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000



  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Electrorheology
  • Polymer dispersions
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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