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Findings from University of Mumbai in Condensed Matter Reported (Diffraction patterns in ferrofluids: Effect of magnetic field and gravity)

August 26, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Research findings on Condensed Matter are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Maharashtra, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this paper, we report the experimental observation of diffraction patterns in a ferrofluid comprising of Fe3O4 nanoparticles in hexane by a 10 mW He-Ne laser beam. An external dc magnetic field (0-2 kG) was applied perpendicular to the beam."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Mumbai, "The diffraction pattern showed a variation at different depths of the sample in both zero and applied magnetic held. The patterns also exhibit a change in shape and size as the external field is varied."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This effect at due to thermally induced self-diffraction under the influence of gravity and external magnetic held."

For more information on this research see: Diffraction patterns in ferrofluids: Effect of magnetic field and gravity. Physica B-Condensed Matter, 2014;448():341-345. Physica B-Condensed Matter can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Radha, University of Mumbai, UM DAE Center Excellence Basic Sci, Bombay 400098, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Mohan and C. Pai.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Maharashtra, Condensed Matter

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