Effective in-field thermal conductivity of ferrofluids

N. S.Susan Mousavi, Sunil Kumar

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A structural model to predict in-field thermal conductivity of ferrofluids is proposed in this study and is validated by the experimental data from the literature. The model is able to capture the aggregation development of the magnetic particles with increasing magnetic field strength. Introducing a compression function that can be found empirically, the model can accurately predict the thermal conductivity, especially the plateauing at low and high magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043902
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 28 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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