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Need Expert help on levitating an object

by BlCrekTaxdrmy
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BlCrekTaxdrmy
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Apr6-12, 10:21 PM
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Hi Everybody.
I am new here and hopefully one of you experts can help me.
I am trying to do a special project that has never been done in my industry. But I do not have the expertise to accomplish it by myself without some expert knowledge.
I am wanting to levitate an object. I have been researching alot online and that is how I found this site.
With my research I believe I would have to use electromagnets to make it stable, correct ?
How heavy of an object can be levitated ?
I am really in the dark about all of this. I know what I want to accomplish but don't know how to go about doing it, physics are not my expertise, as I am sure you have figured out by now, LOL.
I am really looking for somebody or some company that I can talk to by phone or even better yet, in person.
If anybody can point me in the right direction, I would be greatly thankful !!
Thanks
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Bobbywhy
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Apr6-12, 10:26 PM
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BlCrekTaxdrmy, Welcome to Physics Forums! You are describing a fun project! Many others have levitated plenty of objects already. I suggest you go to Google and enter search terms "levitate frog" and see all the interesting hits you get!
Cheers,
Bobbywhy
BlCrekTaxdrmy
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Apr6-12, 10:28 PM
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Bobbywhy, Thanks for the reply. I have been doing just that.
Do you know what a weight limit would be to levitate ?

Integral
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Apr6-12, 10:37 PM
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Need Expert help on levitating an object

It depends upon your magnets. Mag lev trains
azabak
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Apr7-12, 10:34 PM
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You might find this interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_levitation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KzmB2bI7s
EulersFormula
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May10-12, 07:51 PM
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You can use a laser to optically levitate micron-sized objects.
A.T.
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May11-12, 09:36 AM
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