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Method and system for polishing materials using a nonaqueous magnetorheological fluid

United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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A nonaqueous magnetorheological fluid includes a primarily organic carrier liquid and magnetizable particles. The magnetorheological fluid also includes a buffer, a stabilizer, and water. A pH of the magnetorheological fluid is between 6.5 and 9.0.
Menapace; Joseph Arthur (Livermore, CA), Ehrmann; Paul Richard (Hughson, CA)
Lawrence Livemore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 986,906
January 7, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.