What is a gel that turns to liquid with minor agitation?
May 30, 2009 2:48 AM Subscribe
What do you call a gel that turns into a liquid with very minor agitation/pressure?
posted by Bugbread to Science & Nature (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have an alcohol hand cleanser which, when you push the pump, comes out like a gel (like thick shampoo or the like), but when you start rubbing your hands together, turns into a regular fluid, like straight alcohol. I remember seeing something on a science show on TV which talked about this type of gel, which had a special name. What was that name?
(Note: telling you the name of the hand cleanser probably wouldn't help, as it's Japanese)