Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.231, No.2, 247-254, 2000
Physical properties of magnetic fluids and nanoparticles from magnetic and magneto-rheological measurements
Static magnetization curves and the magnetorheological effect were used to study the microstructural properties (agglomerate formation) of magnetic fluids and the properties of dispersed nanoparticles, Improved techniques for magnetogranulometry analysis and a formula for the magnetoviscous effect were proposed, The area of applicability of some existing models was studied. The density, distribution, and dimension of particles, as well as the thickness of the nonmagnetic layer were accurately determined from magnetic measurements. The Shliomis diameter and the effective anisotropy constant were determined from rheological and magnetorheological measurements using information obtained from magnetization curves.