Convection flow in a vertical layer of ferrofluid heated from a side and subject to the transverse magnetic field is studied. A stability map is computed and compared with experimental flow visualizations. It is shown that the excitation of magneto-convection leads to the formation of vertically aligned rolls. The interaction of thermo-gravitational and thermo-magnetic motions results in roll and wave patterns of various spatial orientations. A new thermo-magnetic wave instability mechanism is found to exist for sufficiently large values of magnetic Grashof number.
Proceedings of the 7th PAMIR International Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD (PAMIR 08), Presquile de Giens, France, 08-12 September 2008,