Smart fluid

Catalogue Code:

XSM010010
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EACH
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Catalogue Price:
£3.35

Description

Based on a foodstuff ingredient, this is the perfect non-toxic material for demonstrating and exploiting the remarkable property of shear thickening. When the powder is mixed with water, it forms a creamy white liquid that thickens if repeatedly disturbed e.g. by stirring. It can change from fluid to almost solid and back again in a split second and provides a breathtaking demonstration of rheopectic behaviour - the opposite of thixotropic. In engineered prototypes products it can actually be used as a damping or braking agent regulating the speed of rotating shafts or responding to sudden impacts etc. Supplied in water soluble powder form.
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