Rheological measurements reveal information on macroscopic material properties as a function of temperatures. The combination of additional techniques with rheological measurements became more popular in recent years. We classify all methods into three main categories.
The first contains all techniques providing additional structural information. Since the mechanical material properties strongly depend on the microstructure, information on the microstructure is often valuable for a better understanding of the rheological behavior. The second category includes all systems in which the rheological behavior is studied as a function of an additional parameter. The third category contains techniques transforming the rotational or the axial movements of the
rheometer into different types of flow conditions.
The geometries or accessories used impose mechanical loads in different geometrical forms onto various types of samples.
The aim of this report is to give an overview over such widely used combined rheological techniques and to discuss their respective advantages and limitations. However, here we limit ourselves to techniques which can be mounted optionally as special accessories into the MCR rheometer from Anton Paar.
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