By Thomas B. Jones
The focal point of this ebook is at the interactions of small debris, within the dimension diversity of microns to millimeters, with electrical or magnetic fields. This box has quite worthy functional purposes, for example in photocopier expertise and in recent times within the characterization and manipulation of cells and DNA molecules. The author's target is to assemble various examples of field-particle interactions from many components of technology and know-how after which to supply a framework for realizing their universal electromechanical phenomena. utilizing examples from dielectrophoresis, magnetic brush xerography, electrorheology, phone electrorotation, and particle chain rotation, Professor Jones introduces a basic model--the potent dipole method--to construct a suite of predictive versions for the forces and torques chargeable for the real electromechanical results. within the final a part of the e-book, the writer covers the ever present phenomenon of particle chaining. This e-book could be hugely important to fabric engineers and scientists, chemists, and biologists who paintings with debris, powders, or granular fabrics.