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The Interdisciplinary Education Group at the University of Wisconsin Madison has provided the following website with a description of the ferrofluid that you can synthesize in a laboratory.


The chemical synthesis of a ferrofluid is a nanoscale science activity that originally appears in the Journal of Chemical Education. Access to the following website requires a subscription to the journal. J. Chem. Educ., 76, 943-948 (1999). The article was authored by Jonathan Breitzer and George Lisensky.