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Recent progress in ferrofluids research: novel applications of magnetically controllable and tunable fluids

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Ferrofluids are suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles that have the attractive feature of being controlled by applied magnetic fields. Ferrofluids have been studied for decades in an ever growing number of applications that take advantage of their response to applied magnetic fields. Here, we provide a summary of recent advances in established and emerging applications of ferrofluids, including applications in optics, sensors, actuators, seals, lubrication, and static/dynamic magnetically driven assembly of structures.

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The article was received on 17 Jun 2014, accepted on 04 Sep 2014 and first published on 09 Sep 2014


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01308E
Citation: Soft Matter, 2014,10, 8584-8602

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    Recent progress in ferrofluids research: novel applications of magnetically controllable and tunable fluids

    I. Torres-Díaz and C. Rinaldi, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 8584
    DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01308E

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