Brownian Relaxation of Interacting Magnetic Nanoparticles in a Colloid Subjected to a Pulsatile Magnetic Field
Authors: Sarangi, S.; Tan, I.C.; Brazdeikis, A.
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 11, Number 5, May 2011 , pp. 4136-4141(6)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:We have investigated and modeled the effect of interaction among magnetic particles and the magnitude and duration of external applied magnetic field on Brownian relaxation in a colloidal suspension. In the case of interacting magnetic particles, Brownian relaxation depends on the interparticle dipole-dipole interaction, which slows down the overall Brownian relaxation process of magnetic particles in the colloidal suspension. The individual magnetic particle experiences torque when a pulsatile magnetic field is applied. The torque due to the external field randomizes the particle rotation similar to that of the thermal energy. A faster Brownian relaxation is observed when individual magnetic particles are magnetized for a short duration. Magnetizing the magnetic particle for a longer duration suppress the rotational motion hence the effect of torque on Brownian relaxation.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-05-01
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