from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.
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- n. The property of certain gels whereby they become fluids when agitated and return to being solid or semi-solid when allowed to stand.
However, too high thixotropy makes it difficult to empty the moulds.
Water glass decreases thixotropy, whereas soda ash does not affect it.
This repulsion makes the slip fluid with less water. thixotropy
WACKER's pyrogenic silicas (HDK®) are ideal for imparting thixotropy, for reinforcing coating materials, printing inks, adhesives and sealants, for controlling powder flow and for many other applications.
i love this: thixotropy the melting and melding and healing all the way to the ivory cusp of idealism that's like sex i guess that's when i truly realize that