Ordering classification of columnar lattices formed in magnetic fluid subjected to perpendicular fields

I. M. Jiang, C. Y. Wang, M. S. Tsai, Herng-Er Horng, C. Y. Hong

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When the thin film of high-quality magnetic fluid is subjected to a perpendicular magnetic field, a separation of particles from the liquid matrix will occur, leading to a phase transition with a phase that is concentrated in particles separating from a dilute phase. The concentrated phase makes up the cylindrical columns that can form two-dimensional lattices. We have explored the field-induced lattices with optical microscopy, digital imaging and computer-video techniques in this study, to classify the ordering property in terms of bond-orientation order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 1



  • Bond-orientation order
  • Hexagonal structure
  • Magnetic fluid
  • Tunable optical grating
  • Two-dimensional lattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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