|Minimum Sample Volume||500 μL|
|Viscosity Range||1.0 - 2,000 mPa-s|
|Extensional Rate||0.1 - 1000 s-1|
|Temperature Range||4 - 70 °C|
|Temperature Stability||~+/- 0.07 °C|
|Accuracy||~+/- 0.5% Reading|
|Typical Test Time||<1 min|
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The e-VROC™ chip is engineered with a microfluid channel of uniform width and depth. It has hyperbolic contraction/expansion zone in the middle of the channel and four monolithically integrated MEMS pressure sensors (two in the upstream and two in the downstream of the contraction/expansion zone). A liquid entering the channel first experiences shear flow in the straight channel and then experiences a uniform extension in the contraction zone as illustrated by the elongational shape change of the square in the schematic below.
Compared to other methods of extensional viscosity measurement, e-VROC™ allows the measurement of extensional viscosity at high extensional rates. The system measures the pressure upstream and downstream of a contraction using the MEMS pressure sensors, and it registers changes in the flow. The fluid undergoes an almost constant extension through the contraction/expansion, enabling the calculation of the extensional viscosity
|Step 1: Load the syringe with your sample|
|Step 2: Tighten the syringe into the chip enclosure and secure it inside the thermal jacket|
|Step 3: Bring down the top of the thermal jacket enclosure and lock it by turning the black thumb screw clockwise— you are ready to measure your sample!|