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Title: Horizontal deflection of single particle in a paramagnetic fluid
Authors: Liu, Shi-Xiao
Yi, Xiang
Leaper, Mark C.
Miles, Nicholas J.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © EDP Sciences / Società Italiana di Fisica / Springer
Citation: LIU, S. ... et al., 2014. Horizontal deflection of single particle in a paramagnetic fluid. European Physical Journal E, 37 (47), DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2014-14047-8.
Abstract: This paper describes the horizontal deflection behaviour of a single particle in paramagnetic fluids under a high-gradient superconducting magnetic field. A glass box was designed to carry out experiments and test assumptions. It was found that the particles were deflected away from the magnet bore centre and particles with different density and/or susceptibility settled at a certain position on the container floor due to the combined forces of gravity and magneto-Archimedes as well as lateral buoyant (displacement) force. Matlab was chosen to simulate the movement of the particle in the magnetic fluid, the simulation results were in good accordance with experimental data. The results presented here, though, are still very much in their infancy, which could potentially form the basis of a new approach to separating materials based on a combination of density and susceptibility.
Sponsor: This work was funded as part of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Basic Technology Programme: Magnetic Levitation Technology for Mineral Separation, Nanomaterials, and Biosystems for Space Exploration (GR/S83005/01).
Version: Not specified
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2014-14047-8
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26845
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2014-14047-8
ISSN: 1292-8941
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