Dispersion and Rheological Properties of Alumina Freeze Casting Slurries Containing Nanoparticle/Whisker SiC
The sedimentation density significantly decreased after addition of dispersant; the effect was more pronounced with pure alumina, as compared with SiC-containing slurry. With further addition of surfactant, the sedimentation density increased somewhat, but decreased with binderadditions. The suspension viscosity generally behaved in an opposite manner to the sedimentation density, i.e., low sedimentation density gave high low-shear viscosity, indicative of high structure formation in the suspended particles. Shear rate rheological measurements showed continuous shear thinning behavior.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
T. Y. Yang et al., "Dispersion and Rheological Properties of Alumina Freeze Casting Slurries Containing Nanoparticle/Whisker SiC", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1035-1038, 2005