A novel magneto-mechanical viscoelastic standard device for the calibration of rotational rheometers

  • Philipp BohrEmail author
  • Heiko Stettin
  • Jörg Läuger
Original Contribution


We introduce a novel magneto-mechanical device to simulate viscoelastic substances in a rotational rheometer. The device can serve as a calibration standard to calibrate the measurement of the viscous and elastic properties of a substance or as a benchmark for measuring methods and device testing procedures. We present the mechanical and rheological backgrounds of this device, describe its design, and present the results from basic rheometric measurements, i.e., frequency sweeps, creep recovery, and cessation-of-shear experiments. We conclude with remarks on possibilities of extending the concept by modeling a broader spectrum of substances and the application in dynamic mechanical analyzers.


Rheometry Standards Calibration Viscoelasticity 



We wish to express our gratitude to Christopher Giehl for providing the illustrations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anton Paar Germany GmbH, R&D - RheometryOstfildernGermany

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