Labyrinthine instability of a miscible magnetic drop

Chih-yung Wen, Ching Yao Chen, D. C. Kuan, S. Y. Wu

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We present the first detailed experiment on the labyrinthine instabilities of miscible magnetic fluids in a Hele-Shaw Cell. The formation of miscible labyrinthine fingers appears much more irregular with sharp fingertips that differ from their immiscible counterparts significantly. These labyrinthine fingers show great qualitative resemblance with the accompanied numerical simulation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Labyrinthine instability
  • Magnetic fluids
  • Miscible fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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