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ferrofluid

[′fe·rō‚flü·əd]
(materials)
A colloidal suspension of ultramicroscopic magnetic particles in a carrier liquid, used as a lubricant or damping liquid.
(physical chemistry)
A colloidal suspension that becomes magnetized in a magnetic field because of a disperse phase consisting of ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic particles.
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Magnetic fluids (ferrofluids) are stable colloidal suspensions of ferromagnetic nanoparticles in a nonmagnetic carrier-liquid (such as water, kerosene, transformer oil, organic compounds and others).
Charles, "Measurements of particle size distribution parameters in ferrofluids," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.
Mahajan, "Application of ferrofluids for enhanced surfactant flooding in IOR," in Proceedings of the SPE SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
Ding, "Rheological properties of water-based [Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4] ferrofluids," Chemical Engineering Science, vol.
Samatov et al., "Laser target evaporation Fe2O3 nanoparticles for water-based ferrofluids for biomedical applications," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.
and Bergemann, C., "High-gradient magnetic capture of ferrofluids: Implications for drug targeting and tumor embolization," Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences, 56(9-10): 909- 911(2001).
Identification of aggregates of magnetic nanoparticles in ferrofluids at low concentrations.
Application of magnetite ferrofluids for hyperthermia.
Compared to the existing techniques for enhancing heat transfer, the ferrofluids show superior potential of increasing heat transfer rates.
Preparation and characterization of silica-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles used as precursor of ferrofluids. Applied Surface Science 255 (6), 3485-3492.
In this study, hepatocarcinoma cells were treated in vitro with ferrofluids containing various concentrations of [Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3] nanoparticles and irradiated with an alternating magnetic field.
Rheological properties of water-based Fe3O4 ferrofluids, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol.