Behavior of the magnetic structures of the magnetic fluid film under tilted magnetic fields

H. C. Yang*, I. J. Jang, H. E. Horng, J. M. Wu, Y. C. Chiou, Chin Yih Hong

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The patterns of the magnetic structure of the magnetic fluid thin film under tilted magnetic fields were taken to investigate the behavior of magnetic structures. The tilted angle θ is the angle between the direction of applied magnetic field and the normal line of the film. In our previous work, a nearly perfect ordered hexagonal structure in magnetic fluid thin film was obtained when a perpendicular magnetic field (θ = 0) was applied. By increasing θ, each column in the hexagonal structure gradually tilted to reveal a lattice of segments instead of dots on the pattern with an unchanged lattice distance d. As θ exceeding a critical value θc, these segments began to form longer periodic chains with an abrupt increasing of d. Hence, a transition from the magnetic hexagonal structure to a periodic chain structure at θc existed for magnetic fluid thin film in which the θc decreases exponentially as the sweeping rate increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul


  • Magnetic fluid
  • Ordered structures
  • Thin films
  • Tilted magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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