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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 6143607, 7 pages
Research Article

Magnetic Fluids’ Heating Power Exposed to a High-Frequency Rotating Magnetic Field

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Correspondence should be addressed to Miloš Beković;

Received 18 August 2017; Revised 8 December 2017; Accepted 16 December 2017; Published 31 January 2018

Academic Editor: Gianluca Gubbiotti

Copyright © 2018 Miloš Beković et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Magnetic fluids are superparamagnetic materials that have recently been the subject of extensive research because of their unique properties. Among them is the heating effect when exposed to an alternating magnetic field, wherein the objective is to use this property in medicine as an alternative method for the treatment of tumors in the body. The heating effect characterization for the alternating magnetic field (AMF) has been studied widely, whilst for the rotational magnetic field (RMF), no systematic study has been done yet. In this article, we present the characterization of the heating power of magnetic fluids in a high-frequency rotational magnetic field. The results show similar behavior of heating power or specific absorption rate characteristics as in AMF.