ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC FLUIDS BASED ON TRANSFORMER OIL UNDER MAGNETIC FIELD
Jozef Kúdelčík – Peter Bury – Peter Kopčasnský – Milan Timko – Vlasta Závišová
The structural changes in magnetic fluids based on transformer oil TECHNOL and MOGUL upon the effect of an external magnetic field and temperature were studied by acoustic spectroscopy. When a magnetic field is increased, the interaction between the magnetic field and the magnetic moments of the nanoparticles leads to the aggregation of magnetic nanoparticles and following clusters formation. However, the temperature of magnetic fluids has also very important influence on the structural changes because of the mechanism of thermal motion that acts against the cluster creation. The live time of clusters have relative long time scale for the magnetic fluid based on TECHNOL, while for MOGUL is quite short.
Keywords: magnetic fluid, transformer oil, acoustic spectroscopy, clusters, magnetic field