On the Couette-Taylor instability in ferrohydrodynamics

Peter J. Stiles*, Michael Kagan, Joseph B. Hubbard

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    A theory for the stabilizing influence of an axial external magnetic field on a magnetic colloid engaged in cylindrical Couette flow is presented. For the case of a narrow gap, analytical expressions which predict the magnetic field dependences of the critical wavelength and the critical Taylor number at the onset of cellular Taylor flow are obtained.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)430-438
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1987


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