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Viscosity measuring using microcantilevers

United States Patent

August 7, 2001
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A method for the measurement of the viscosity of a fluid uses a micromachined cantilever mounted on a moveable base. As the base is rastered while in contact with the fluid, the deflection of the cantilever is measured and the viscosity determined by comparison with standards.
Oden; Patrick Ian (Plano, TX)
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 404,105
September 23, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., and the Government has certain rights in this invention.