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A liquid that consists of a colloidal suspension of ferromagnetic particles and that becomes strongly polarized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids do not retain the polarization once the magnetic field is removed.

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Madison Riscigno, Bishop Kenny High School, "The Efficiency of Cleaning Ocean Oil Spills Using Magnetism and Ferrofluid"
Computational approaches of handling equilibrium states of ferrofluid systems with different geometries and free surfaces--drop, layer, capillary have been developed in [16,17,18,19,23] for uniform applied magnetic fields.
Recently, ferrofluid, which is a colloidal suspension of magnetic nanoparticles in a carrier fluid, has drawn considerable interest.
(2016) using homotopy analysis method, influence of radiation optical characteristics on 2D MHD flow is addressed by Tian, Li, and Zhang (2017) and Rashad (2017) work on thermal radiation on MHD slip flow of ferrofluid due to non-isothermal wedge problem.
FLIPS is a composite surface, made up of two distinct parts: a micro-structured solid substrate and a ferrofluid, which consists of magnetic particles suspended in a liquid.
Patel and Deheri [13] evaluated the performance of ferrofluid squeeze film in rotating curved circular plates by using Shliomis model.
Gorji-Bandpy, "Free convection of ferrofluid in a cavity heated from below in the presence of an external magnetic field," Powder Technology, vol.
In brief, an organic ferrofluid which composed of iron oxide nanoparticles was stabilized in octane which was surrounded by oleic acid.
The residual weight accounts for the mass of iron oxide nanoparticles in the ferrofluid. Magnetic measurements of powder samples were performed on a SQUID magnetometer.
Wang, "Magnetite ferrofluid with high specific absorption rate for application in hyperthermia," Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol.
Gao et al., "Bio-inspired anisotropic wettability surfaces from dynamic ferrofluid assembled templates," Advanced Functional Materials, vol.