Nanoscale Research Letters

, 2:155

Initial susceptibility and viscosity properties of low concentration ε-Fe3N based magnetic fluid

Open AccessNano Express

DOI: 10.1007/s11671-007-9047-7

Cite this article as:
Huang, W., Wu, J., Guo, W. et al. Nanoscale Res Lett (2007) 2: 155. doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9047-7


In this paper, the initial susceptibility of ε-Fe3N magnetic fluid at volume concentrations in the range Φ = 0.0 ∼ 0.0446 are measured. Compared with the experimental initial susceptibility, the Langevin, Weiss and Onsager susceptibility were calculated using the data obtained from the low concentration ε-Fe3N magnetic fluid samples. The viscosity of the ε-Fe3N magnetic fluid at the same concentrations is measured. The result shows that, the initial susceptibility of the low concentration ε-Fe3N magnetic fluid is proportional to the concentration. A linear relationship between relative viscosity and the volume fraction is observed when the concentration Φ < 0.02.


Magnetic fluidNano-materialInitial susceptibilityViscosity



This work was supported by the national 863 project (No: 2002AA302608), from the Ministry of Science and Technology, China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Huang
    • 1
  • Jianmin Wu
    • 1
  • Wei Guo
    • 1
  • Rong Li
    • 1
  • Liya Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Functional Material ResearchCentral Iron & Steel Research InstituteBeijingChina