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Method of using triaxial magnetic fields for making particle structures

United States Patent

January 18, 2005
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A method of producing three-dimensional particle structures with enhanced magnetic susceptibility in three dimensions by applying a triaxial energetic field to a magnetic particle suspension and subsequently stabilizing said particle structure. Combinations of direct current and alternating current fields in three dimensions produce particle gel structures, honeycomb structures, and foam-like structures.
Martin; James E. (Tijeras, NM), Anderson; Robert A. (Albuquerque, NM), Williamson; Rodney L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 324,254
December 18, 2002
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.