Apparent viscosity of human blood in a high static magnetic field

Yousef Haik, Vinay Pai, Ching Jen Chen

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This study investigates the apparent additive viscosity due to magnetic effects on the human blood. Experimental results show that blood flow rate under gravity decreases by 30% when subjected to a high magnetic field of 10 T. The decrease in the flow rate is due to an increase in the apparent viscosity of the blood due to the magnetic field. A correlation describing the viscosity of blood under these conditions is introduced which depends on the Langevin function and parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomagnetism
  • Flow rate
  • High static magnetic field
  • Human blood
  • Mathematical model
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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