- Joined Jun 10, 2015
Forgive my lack of artistry, but as drawn, we have two cylinders, #1, & #2.
Both are made of copper or brass or some other non-ferrous metal.
Two is a perfect cylinder, but One has a slot cut along it's length.
Now, If I wrap a series of wire turns around both, individually, and power them up like a solenoid,
compare the two, does either have an advantage? (assuming I want the most magnetic force)
Now, hypotheticals aside, I am experimenting with using copper & brass pipe for DIY solenoids,
and I wanted to understand whether I was short-circuiting the magnetic field
by using a conductive cylinder as a coil form, and if
cutting a slot would be an improvement...
If I'm not being clear, please ask questions.