Magnetically Induced Heating in Elastomeric Nanocomposites - Theory and Experiment Academic Article uri icon


  • Magnetic nanoparticles are known to generate heat when exposed to an alternating external magnetic field. A multi-scale model for the heat generation by magnetic nanoparticles embedded in an elastomeric material has been developed. The model affords the determination of the unsteady-state temperature profiles in the particles and in the surrounding polymeric medium by numerically solving the equation of energy. We obtained the complete thermal history of the system as a function of all relevant parameters including particle size, particle volume fraction, thermal properties of the particle and the medium, and details of the imposed magnetic field. The predicted results are in good agreement with experimental data obtained on liquid crystalline elastomers.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010