[Value of µPa s] = [Value of nPa s] / 1000
[Value of nPa s] = [Value of µPa s] * 1000
nPa s(nanopascal second)
The unit nPa·s (nanopascal second) in the field of dynamic viscosity represents a measure of a fluid's resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. In other words, it's an indication of a fluid's thickness or stickiness. Dynamic viscosity is also commonly referred to as "absolute viscosity."
One nanopascal is extremely small, equal to one billionth (10^(-9)) of a pascal (Pa), which is the SI unit of pressure. So, one nPa·s is equivalent to a viscosity of one billionth of a pascal-second. This unit is used when dealing with very low viscosity values for substances, such as gases and certain thin liquids.
In practical terms, nPa·s helps to characterize how easily a fluid flows, with higher values meaning the fluid is thicker and flows more slowly, while lower values indicate a thinner and faster-flowing fluid. It's an essential parameter in numerous applications, including fluid mechanics, engineering, and materials science.
µPa s(micropascal second)
A micropascal second (µPa·s) is a unit of dynamic viscosity in the International System of Units (SI). Dynamic viscosity is a measure of a fluid's resistance to flow or, in simpler terms, its internal friction. When a force is applied to a fluid, the layers of the fluid will move against each other, and the dynamic viscosity represents the resistance between these layers.
In the field of dynamic viscosity, a micropascal second is a very small unit of measurement. It can be represented as:
1 µPa·s = 1 x 10^-6 Pa·s
where 1 Pa·s (pascal second) is the SI unit of dynamic viscosity. A micropascal second is used for measuring the viscosity of very low viscous fluids or gases, like air or other light gases.
To provide some more context, liquids like water or oil have higher viscosities (measured in millipascal seconds, mPa·s), while substances like honey or molasses have even higher viscosities (measured in pascal seconds, Pa·s).
nPa s and µPa s Conversion Mapping Table
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