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The Amazing Properties of Ferrofluids

Posted May 06, 2013 9:29 AM

From Geeks are Sexy Technology News:

Materials scientist and Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik demonstrates some of the weird properties of ferrofluid. This liquid is literally 'dripping with magnetism', containing a suspension of ferromagnetic nanoparticles that make the liquid responsive to external magnetic fields, generating unusual patterns, shapes and motion.

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05/06/2013 11:33 AM

It is amazing to me how even the most basic of explanations can sound profound and sophisticated, with adroit use of the right British accent.

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05/06/2013 2:51 PM

In real life it can be used for tunable vibration dampeners/ride control, mechanical power transmission/clutches, vacuum chamber seals, rotary motion seals, and much more.

Amazing stuff!

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