We report the viscoelasticity of the thin film of aqueous NaCl solution confined between mica surfaces measured by shear resonance apparatus. The observed shear resonance curves at separations less than ca. 2 nm indicated that the solution exhibits the high lubrication effects under some loads. The effective viscosity (0.1-10Pas) obtained for the separations less than 1 nm from a mechanical model was 2-4 orders of magnitude larger than the bulk value. Our study employing a novel shear measurement provided a comprehensive picture for the dynamics of confined water thinner than a few nanometers.
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