The properties of ultrasonic propagation velocity in water-based and kerosene-based magnetic fluids and an MR fluid are examined experimentally. The ultrasonic frequency used is 1 MHz and the measurement scheme is based on the pulse method. The external magnetic field intensity is varied from 0 mT to 550 mT and is swept at a constant rate dB/dt (sweep rate). The ultrasonic propagation velocity changes with applied magnetic field and hysteresis is observed. The properties of ultrasonic propagation seem to be highly influenced by the formation of chain-like clusters (in the magnetic fluids) and robust clusters (in the MR fluid).
- MR fluid
- Magnetic fluid
- Ultrasonic propagation velocity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics