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Ferrofluids and their applications

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 November 2013

Stefan Odenbach*
Affiliation:
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; stefan.odenbach@tu-dresden.de
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Abstract

In suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles in appropriate carrier liquids—commonly called ferrofluids—an external magnetic field can control the fluid properties such as viscosity. This article provides an overview of the properties and general makeup of ferrofluids, as well as classical fluid dynamics. Some of the applications of ferrofluids are also described.

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Magnetic Nanoparticles
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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2013 

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