Studies of mesoscopic lattices forming with magnetic fluids

I. M. Jiang, M. S. Wang, H. E. Horng, C. Y. Hong

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    The high-quality magnetic fluid composition is capable of forming two-dimensional lattices of concentrated magnetic particle columns in a thin film in magnetic fields. The extraordinary lattices, a kind of novel mesoscopic system, have been explored with optical microscopy, digital imaging, and computer-video technique in this study. The two-dimensional lattices present hexagonal phase with exotic topological defects due to the structure distortion under excitations. The ordering of the 2D lattices are classified with positional and bond-orientational correlation functions. Some dynamical observations of topological defects are also made in this study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-92
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 15
    Event5th Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-1999) - Taipei, Taiwan
    Duration: 1999 Aug 91999 Aug 12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistics and Probability
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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