Development and flow evaluation of electro-rheological nano-suspensions

Katsufumi Tanaka, Takanobu Hira, Ryuichi Fukui, Nozomi Nakagawa, Ryuichi Akiyama, Masami Nakano, Keisuke Yoshida, Teppei Tsujita

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An attempt has been made to develop a candidate for electro-rheological (ER) nano-suspensions based on anatase titanium dioxide with a particle diameter around 300 nm. The micro-gap flow behavior and microstructure were evaluated for a suspension with a particle volume fraction of 8.8 vol.%. The ER effect was investigated for the nano-suspension. The effect of shearing time on the ER responses was also investigated. The ER effect was discussed in comparison to the effect previously reported for the nano-suspension based on rutile titanium dioxide with a particle diameter around 15 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-862
Number of pages8
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • Electro-rheology
  • Micro-gap/
  • Microstructure
  • Nano-particles
  • Yield stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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