Structure and transport properties of a porous magnetic gel via x-ray microtomography

M. D. Rintoul, S. Torquato, C. Yeong, D. T. Keane, S. Erramilli, Y. N. Jun, D. M. Dabbs, I. A. Aksay

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A three-dimensional digitized image of a porous magnetic gel is determined by x-ray microtomographic techniques. The complex connected pore-space topology is quantitatively characterized by measuring a variety of statistical correlation functions, including the chord-length distribution function, the pore-size distribution function, and the lineal-path function. This structural information is then employed to estimate transport properties, such as the fluid permeability and trapping rate, of the gel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2663-2669
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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