New Developments 1/5/18

A new generation of bubble pressure tensiometers, including BPA-2P and BPA-2S , as follow up developments of the excellent predecessors BPA-1P and BPA-1S , are available more...

New Books 1/5/18

Textbook “Dispersionseigenschaften - Stabilität, 2D-Rheologie, 3D-Rheologie“ This textbook contains the main fundamental knowledge on interfaces, colloidal systems more...

Latest events 1/1/19

2D-3D Rheology and Stability of Disperse Systems - User Workshop, Juni 03-05, 2019, Potsdam, Germany In Juni 2018 the 2D-3D Rheology and Stability of Disperse Systems more...

Interfacial Shear Rheology


In shear rheology the experiments are performed such that the viscosity and elasticity of the interfacial layer are measured. Typical experiments are those using a torsion pendulum, as it is the case in our ISR1. The shear visco-elasticity is an excellent measure for the quantification of structure formations in interfacial layers. The ISR1 is an instrument with a very high sensitivity and is therefore suitable for less dense and rigid layers, where other shear instruments based on forced oscillations cannot be applied.