Texas Tech University



RMS-7200, a strain control rheometer, was modified by replacing the original motor with a digitally controlled servomotor. This rheometer has the original load cell with the maximum torque response of 2 N-m (20,000 g-cm) and maximum normal force response of 20 N (2,000 g).

Experimental Application

  1. Investigation of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Properties of Branched Polyethylene
  2. Normal Force Responses in Polymer Glasses

Related Publications

  1. A. Flory, G. B. McKenna, "Microscopic Origins of the Normal Force Responses of Glassy Polymers in the Subyield Range of Deformation", Macromolecules, 38(5), 1760 (2005).

Polymers and Condensed Matter Physics Group