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: Bayat, N.; Nethe, A.; Guldbakke, J.M.; Hesselbach, J.; Naletova, V.A.; Stahlmann, H.-D.; Uhlmann, E.; Zimmermann, K.


Odenbach, S.:
Colloidal magnetic fluids : Basic, development and application of ferrofluids
Berlin: Springer, 2009 (Lecture notes in physics 763)
ISBN: 978-3-540-85386-2
ISBN: 978-3-540-85387-9
ISSN: 1616-6361
Book Article
Fraunhofer IPK ()

New controllable, active and adaptive materials like ferrofluids enable scientific engineering disciplines to carry out fundamental research investigations and to develop innovative technical applications. Thereby, the properties of ferrofluids, their modeling as well as relevant requirements to ferrofluids with regard to their different technical applications represent the main focus of investigations, which were carried out simultaneously within the scope of a priority research program. The wide spectra of reported investigations and applications include the use of ferrofluids in actuators and in rotating or linear electrical drives, in biologically inspired locomotion systems, in fine positioning systems, in lubricated systems as well as in adaptive bearings and dampers. The specific requirements to ferrofluids deviated from corresponding technical applications can differ completely, so that general requirements to ferrofluids are concretised in a higher degree. Results of fundamental investigations as well as results of experimental investigations based on developed prototypes will be described and discussed in this chapter.