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Ionic liquids as potential carriers of low viscosity magnetorheological fluids
Author(s): Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez; Armando Ortiz-Alvarado; Ulrich S. Schubert
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Paper Abstract

Based on the latest investigations on the formulation of new magneto-rheological fluids, it is envisioned that the use of ionic liquids as carriers of magneto-rheological fluids will open new possibilities of applications for these smart fluids due to the fact that their physical and chemical properties can be fine-tuned in a broad range. This contribution addresses one potentially important advantage of magneto-rheological fluids which use ionic liquids as novel carriers. In connection with this, magneto-rheological fluids with a low viscosity in the off-state without compromising other properties of the formulations (e. g., sedimentation of the dispersed magnetic particles, liquid state of the carriers in a broad range of temperatures) are often required for specific applications. In this regard, ionic liquids of low viscosity can be very useful in the development of such magneto-rheological fluids. Thus, this contribution reports on the magnetorheological properties of iron(II, III) oxide particles dispersed in the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate (a low viscosity ionic liquid) in the temperature range from 20 °C to 80 °C. The experimental results have revealed that the apparent viscosity of the dispersion slightly changes with the temperature when a constant magnetic field is applied and its value mainly depends on the shear rate and the strength of the magnetic field. The viscosity of the dispersion remains practically unmodified with both the temperature and the magnetic field intensity as the magnetic saturation of the material is reached; in this regime the viscosity will only depend on the applied shear rate. In contrast, the yield stress values of the dispersion as well as the corresponding shear stress vs. shear rate curves have shown an inverse behavior with temperature for a constant magnetic field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7288, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2009, 72880U (6 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815736
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Dutch Polymer Institute (Netherlands)
Ioniqa Technologies (Netherlands)
Armando Ortiz-Alvarado, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Ulrich S. Schubert, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Dutch Polymer Institute (Netherlands)
Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7288:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2009
Mehdi Ahmadian; Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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