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Understanding Magnetic Field Gradient Effect From a Liquid Metal Droplet Movement

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Donghong Gao, Neil B. Morley, Vijay Dhir

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095

J. Fluids Eng 126(1), 120-124 (Feb 19, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637638 History: Received January 09, 2003; Revised September 03, 2003; Online February 19, 2004
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Figures

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Droplet movement in the absence of magnetic field and gravity
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Droplet movement in the field increasing from 0 T to 1 T at x=[1,1.5] cm
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Bi contours for the droplet in field increasing from 0 T to 1 T at x=[1,1.5] cm
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Droplet movement in the field increasing from 0 T to 2 T at x=[1,2] cm
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Bi contours for the droplet in field increasing from 0 T to 2 T at x=[1,2] cm
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Droplet movement in the field decreasing from 2 T to 0 T at x=[1,2] cm
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Bi contours at 10 ms for field decreasing from 2 T to 0 T at x=[1,2] cm
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Droplet movement in the field increasing from −1 T to 1 T at x=[1,2] cm
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Droplet movement in the field decreasing from 1 T to −1 T at x=[1,2] cm
Grahic Jump Location
Droplet movement in the field increasing from 0 T to 1 T at x=[1,2] cm

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