Melting of mesoscopic lattices of magnetic fluid thin film subjected to perpendicular fields

C. C. Shih, Y. S. Lin, C. Y. Wang, I. M. Jiang, M. S. Tsai, C. C. Ting, H. E. Horng

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Applying a magnetic field on the magnetic fluid thin film perpendicularly, leads a phase separation that is concentrated in particles separating from a dilute phase. The concentrated phase forms cylindrical columns that construct two-dimensional lattices. This kind of artificial lattice is a novel mesoscopic system and has been explored with optical microscope, CCD, and digital imaging analysis. We explore the ordering evolution of the two-dimensional extraordinary lattice by varying the applied field. The ordering of these lattices is analyzed in terms of translational and bond-orientation correlation functions to address the two-dimensional melting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-314
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1



  • Bond-orientation order
  • Hexatic phase
  • KT transition
  • Magnetic fluid
  • Two-dimensional melting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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