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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