magnetic fluid clutch

magnetic fluid clutch

[mag′ned·ik ¦flü·əd ′kləch]
(mechanical engineering)
A friction clutch that is engaged by magnetizing a liquid suspension of powdered iron located between pole pieces mounted on the input and output shafts. Also known as magnetic clutch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rabinow, "The magnetic fluid clutch," Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, vol.