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Magnetic method for stimulating transport in fluids

United States Patent

9,470,458
October 18, 2016
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A method for producing mass and heat transport in fluids, wherein the method does not rely on conventional convection, that is, it does not require gravity, a thermal gradient, or a magnetic field gradient. This method gives rise to a unique class of vigorous, field-controllable flow patterns termed advection lattices. The advection lattices can be used to transport heat and/or mass in any desired direction using only magnetic fields.
Martin; James E. (Tijeras, NM), Solis; Kyle J. (NE Rio Rancho, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 893,104
September 29, 2010
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.