A slit viscometer to measure the viscosity of polymer melts under processing conditions is described. Along the slit a pressure drop is generated by applying a pressure at both the entrance and the exit. In this way the pressure in the center can be controlled independently of the shear rate. The pressure gradient in the slit is measured by means of three pressure transducers which are mounted in the region of fully developed flow. Results of pressure‐dependent viscosity measurements on polystyrene, …
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