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ETH Zurich - "Why concrete tends to thicken"

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich) have described the mechanism behind shear thickening - the increase in viscosity due to speed of particle suspensions.  Their research has great significance to the cement industry.

Read the full story from ETH Life:

http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/131001_zement_su/index_EN