When an external magnetic field is applied to a magnetic fluid, some of the colloidal particles coagulate and form chain-like clusters. Properties of ultrasonic propagation wave are changed by these chain-like clusters. We carried out measurement of the ultrasonic propagation velocity in a magnetic fluid. Measurement were made by changing the magnetic field intensity from 0 mT to 570 mT, and the angle between the magnetic field direction and direction of the ultrasound propagation from 0° to 180°. The ultrasound frequencies were 1 MHz, 2 MHz and 4 MHz. Some of experimental results for the characteristics of ultrasound propagation in a magnetic fluid under a uniform magnetic field were reported.

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