Nonlinear dynamics of a ferrofluid pendulum

Mark I. Shliomis, Michael A. Zaks

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


A torsional pendulum filled with a ferrofluid that were driven by an oscillating magnetic fields was discussed. It was observed that these torsional pendulums filled with ferrofluids displayed a rich variety of regimes of nonlinear oscillations. This behavior owed to the non-Newtonian properties of ferrofluids in the limit of high pumping frequency. The estimates predicted that the phenomena could be directly observed in experiments with moderate amplitudes of magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number047202
Pages (from-to)047202-1-047202-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear dynamics of a ferrofluid pendulum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this