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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review E

Volume

57

Issue

5

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

5-1998

First Page

5564

Last Page

5571

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.57.5564

Abstract

The effect of a static, nonuniform magnetic field on a laterally unbounded nonconducting paramagnetic fluid layer heated from below or above is studied using a linear stability analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations supplemented by Maxwell’s equations and the appropriate magnetic body force. Buoyancy-driven convection can be controlled by subjecting the layer to a nonuniform magnetic field. Theoretical predictions agree with experimental observations.

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http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.57.5564

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