Fluid morphs into startling designs, surprising MIT researchers Feature Summary

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From Physics Research
Title:
Fluid morphs into startling designs, surprising MIT researchers
Description:
This ferrofluid was subjected to a magnetic field perpendicular to its surface. The surface broke up into hexagonal regions, each with its own spike. For a MIT News article showing other ferrofluid patterns created by the same physicist, see Fluid morphs into startling designs, surprising MIT researchers.
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image credit: Prof. Markus Zahn; <a href="http://www.eecs.mit.edu/grad/area4/materials.html " target="_blank">image source</a> ; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/ferrofluid-hexagonal-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Prof. Markus Zahn; image source ; larger image
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http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/ferrofluid-hexagonal-large.jpg
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December 1, 2011 - December 16, 2011