Investigation of Magnetorheological Suspensions by Optical Methods
In this work we studied magnetorheological suspensions, which are produced by dispersion of magnetic particles in liquid polymer matrix, based on natural and synthetic rubber. Such suspensions are the raw materials for creation of new high-elastic magneto-controlled composite materials (magnitoelastics[1-4]). Processes of aggregation and structurization of magnetic particles in suspension are also examined. We discovered that motion of magnetic clusters in oligomer solution has interrupted character. Such behavior can be explained by interaction of magnetic clusters moving in not uniform magnetic field with polymer net fragments. Evaluation of polymer net’s elastic properties was calculated.
L.V. Nikitin et al., "Investigation of Magnetorheological Suspensions by Optical Methods", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 152-153, pp. 151-154, 2009