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Apparatus and method for handling magnetic particles in a fluid

United States Patent

December 12, 2000
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The present invention is an apparatus and method for handling magnetic particles suspended in a fluid, relying upon the known features of a magnetic flux conductor that is permeable thereby permitting the magnetic particles and fluid to flow therethrough; and a controllable magnetic field for the handling. The present invention is an improvement wherein the magnetic flux conductor is a monolithic porous foam.
Holman; David A. (Richland, WA), Grate; Jay W. (West Richland, WA), Bruckner-Lea; Cynthia J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
09/ 255,758
February 23, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.