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Keywords: extensional viscosityClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (21): 4355–4362.
Published: 1 November 2006
.... Calculations show that the viscosity of the fluid decreases 10-fold as it flows through the narrow spinning canals of the spider. By contrast, measurements in a microcapillary extensional rheometer show that the transient extensional viscosity (i.e. the viscoelastic resistance to stretching) of the spinning...