Two-dimensional chiral fluid mostly follows hydrodynamics theories

phys.org | 8/28/2019 | Staff
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A team of researchers with members from several institutions in the U.S. and one in France has created a two-dimensional chiral fluid that mostly follows hydrodynamics theories. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the group describes their fluid, many of its properties, and the ways it differs from other fluids. Alexander Abanov with Stony Brook University has published a News & Views piece in the same journal issue outlining the work done by the team.

Scientists have long sought to understand the properties of fluids. Doing so has not only led to equations that describe its behavior, but theories that describe how other types of fluids that do not even exist might behave. In this new effort, the research team has created a type of fluid that until now, was only theory.

Fluid - Researchers - Millions - Hematite - Colloidal

The fluid created by the researchers consisted of millions of very small hematite colloidal cubes, each with a magnetic moment. To make them behave as a fluid, a magnet was rotated around them. The result was a two-dimensional chiral fluid. Abanov notes that the fluid was...
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