Flow visualization of natural convection of magnetic fluid in a rectangular Hele-Shaw cell

Chih-yung Wen, C. Y. Chen, S. F. Yang

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The nature convection of a magnetic fluid in a Hele-Shaw cell with aspect ratio of one is studied experimentally. Results obtained from heat transfer measurements and shadowgraphs revealed that the vertically imposed magnetic field has a destabilizing influence. The flow instability mode becomes different from that without the magnetic field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Flow instability
  • Hele-Shaw cell
  • Magnetic fluids
  • Natural convection
  • Shadowgraph

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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