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New Fuel Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Temple University (Neutron scattering studies of crude oil viscosity...

September 12, 2014



New Fuel Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Temple University (Neutron scattering studies of crude oil viscosity reduction with electric field)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Fuel Research. According to news reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The small angle neutron scattering experiment has confirmed the theoretical prediction that a strong electric field induces the suspended nano-particles inside crude oil to aggregate into short chains along the field direction."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Temple University, "This aggregation breaks the symmetry, making the viscosity anisotropic: along the field direction, the viscosity is significantly reduced. The experiment enables us to determine the induced chain size and shape, verifies that the electric field works for all kinds of crude oils, paraffin-based, asphalt-based, and mix-based."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The basic physics of such field induced viscosity reduction is applicable to all kinds of suspensions."

For more information on this research see: Neutron scattering studies of crude oil viscosity reduction with electric field. Fuel, 2014;134():493-498. Fuel can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Fuel - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30420)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Tao, Temple University, Dept. of Phys, Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States. Additional authors for this research include E. Du, H. Tang and X. Xu.

Keywords for this news article include: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America, Fuel Research

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