What exactly does a rheometer do?

Rheology (from Greek ῥέω rhéō, ‘flow’ and -λoγία, -logia, ‘study of) is the branch of physics that deals with the deformation and flow of matter, most commonly the flow of liquids. When liquids are made to flow – when you squeeze toothpaste out of a tube, for example – they tend to resist that flow, and that resistance is called… Read More