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A note on the magnetic spatial forcing of a ferrofluid layer

Th. Friedrich , A. Lange , I. Rehberg , R. Richter

Experimentalphysik V, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440, Germany }{ Lehrstuhl Magnetofluiddynamik, TU Dresden, D-01062, Germany

We report on the response of a thin layer of ferrofluid to a spatially modulated magnetic field. This field is generated by means of a constant current in a special arrangement of aluminum wires. The full surface profile of the liquid layer is recorded by means of the absorption of X-rays. The outcome is analyzed particularly with regard to the magnetic self focusing effect under a deformable fluid layer. Figs 4, Refs 11.

Magnetohydrodynamics 47, No. 2, 167-174, 2011 [PDF, 1.73 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X