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Manuel Dolz, Francesco Corrias, Octavio Diez-Sales, Alejandro Casanovas, M.J. Hernandez
Influence of test times on creep and recovery behaviour of Xanthan gum hydrogels

Appl. Rheol. 19:3 (2009) 34201 (8 pages)

Abstract: Rheological creep and recovery tests have been applied at different assay times to xanthan gum hydrogels at several concentrations. The Burger model has been successfully applied to fit the creep data and to analyze results. Increasing the xanthan gum concentration also increases the elastic and viscous components without changing the molecular distribution of these hydrogels. A semi-empirical equation considering the different elements of the Burger model has been proposed to analyze compliance behavior in recovery tests. The dependence of the relative contribution to deformation of the Maxwell and Kelvin-Voigt units upon xanthan gum concentration and recovery assay times has been evaluated. Since the recovery ratio is the same for all hydrogels, we suggest parallel structures with no mutual interactions are formed when increasing concentration. © 2009 Applied Rheology.

DOI 10.3933/ApplRheol-19-34201

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