The critical behavior of viscosity near the gelation point was experimentally investigated for alginate solutions by additions of four different divalent cations. The critical exponent for viscosity was found to lie in the range 0.88-1.14 and is in good agreement with the predictions of percolation theory. The results are also comparable with those of several experiment systems reported in the literature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry