Intelligent fluids are based on the highly complex and unique combination of the laws of nature. First, the natural trend to disorder and the greatest possible distribution of molecules („entropy“). Second, the urge for conglomeration „(Ostwald ripening“). As a consequence, a constant interaction between hydrophobic and hydrophilic ingredients takes place.
Depending on the particular intelligent fluid, the internal dynamics within the products ranges from 1000 to 8000 moves per second which causes a so called „micro-earthquake effect“. The fluids are often called „bottled ultrasonics“ by industrial customers.
It is not possible to feel the movements within an intelligent fluid. However, it is possible to visualize the constantly changing fluid‘s structures by a laserpointer for the refractive indices of the plasmicells scatter beams of light.
The molecular interactions within an intelligent fluid causes their effects, not a chemical mode of action. Admittedly, it is not possible to prevent chemical effects entirely but, in general, those are not part of the fluid’s functionality.
Regarding their composition, intelligent fluids rank among chemical products. But regarding their unique mode of action, intelligent fluids has to be classified as wet physics that delineates itself from classical wet chemistry.
The effect of intelligent fluids can be stopped immediately by adding water or other liquids (i.e. alcohol). Thus, it’s up to the user to decide when the process should come to an end. In general the effect stops with the beginning of the rinsing process.