Relationship Between Structural Measure and Viscosity (image) Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo Share Print E-Mail Caption Relationship between a measure of structural disorder and viscosity for a polydisperse hard-sphere-like system. The relationship between the structural measure and the viscosity can be collapsed on their relation in a quiescent state. The inset shows the shear-rate dependence of the viscosity for various densities ρ. Shear thinning takes place for a lower shear rate for a liquid with higher density. Credit 2017 Hajime Tanaka, Trong S. Ingebrigtsen, Tanaka Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo Usage Restrictions You may state that the image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.