Magnetorheology and nanomaterials

Magnetorheology and nanomaterials


Magnetorheology and nanomaterials

Magnétorhéologie et nanomatériaux (NanoMag)

New materials with specific properties are designed by assembling nano- or microparticles that are functionalized to improve their dispersion in a suspending medium and to impart them specific properties required for different applications. For example, magnetic nano- and microparticles are dispersed in a liquid in order to form a magnetorheological fluid whose viscosity can be strongly increased by application of a magnetic field. We also develop new applications of magnetic particles such as their functionalization for pollutant or biomolecule capture on their surface. Control over nanoparticle aggregation and over nanoparticle architecture is also an important aspect of our research dealing with reinforcement of mechanical properties of several composites.