ferrofluid levitation ?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mat_kinotek, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. mat_kinotek

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    I'm studing ferrofluid dynamics and I'm trying to understand if it would be possible to levitate a "thin layer" of ferrofluids.
    Usually ferrofluids forms spikes according to the magnetic field of the magnet beneath. Do you think is possible to have a magnetic field perpendicular at the base of ferrofluid so the field will act in an homegeneous way long the whole surface of the ferrofluid?
    Usually electrolevitation involves a magnet and a solenoid, and ferrofluids have magnetic properties, so I guess it should be possible somehow.. but my is only I guess, anyone knows more about that??
    thanks in advance!!