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Thermal Convective Instability of Paramagnetic Fluids in aUniform Magnetic Field
Bulletin of the American Physical Society
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.
"Thermal Convective Instability of Paramagnetic Fluids in a Uniform Magnetic Field," J. Huang, B. F. Edwards, and D. Gray, to be presented at the November APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 41, 1699 (1996).
presented at the November APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.