Hydrodynamics of magnetic and dielectric colloidal dispersions

J. B. Hubbard*, P. J. Stiles

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We discuss the hydrodynamic behavior of colloidal suspensions, the particles of which possess electric or magnetic moments. Particular attention is given to the case where an external electric or magnetic field acts on a system in which the polarization does not relax instantaneously, so that reorientational Brownian motion is coupled to both the field and to hydrodynamic degrees of freedom. Magnetosonic and magnetoviscous effects are derived, with emphasis on anisotropy with respect to the external field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6955-6968
Number of pages14
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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