rheopexy


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rheopexy

[′rē·ə‚pek·sē]
(physical chemistry)
A property of certain sols, having particles shaped like rods or plates, which set to gel form more quickly when mechanical means are used to hasten the orientation of the particles.
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5% X-45 aqueous blend) exhibits at least four rhcological complex phenomena--shear-thinning, shear-thickening, thixotropy, and rheopexy is remarkable.
The opposite phenomenon of thixotropy is rheopexy where under a steady shear rate the viscosity goes up before reaching a maximum value.