Register to reply

Is the Lenz Effect in a superconducting magnet strong enough to stop a bullet?

by stevenstritt
Tags: bullet, effect, lenz, magnet, stop, strong, superconducting
Share this thread:
stevenstritt
#1
Jan23-13, 12:53 PM
P: 13
After watching a fascinating youtube video demonstrating the Lenz Effect using a 1.5T MRI machine and an aluminum block, I was wondering if it would stop a bullet fired along the axis of the machine. If so, would there be any defensive military application?
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
New approach to form non-equilibrium structures
Nike krypton laser achieves spot in Guinness World Records
Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets
ZapperZ
#2
Jan23-13, 12:58 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
ZapperZ's Avatar
P: 29,239
Quote Quote by stevenstritt View Post
After watching a fascinating youtube video demonstrating the Lenz Effect using a 1.5T MRI machine and an aluminum block, I was wondering if it would stop a bullet fired along the axis of the machine. If so, would there be any defensive military application?
When you ask something like this, you need to think further and see if the result is worth the effort. Note what is involved in producing a 1.5 T magnet. The question on "application" must now include how reasonable and practical it can be implemented, not just if it is physically possible. So there are other factors involved here.

And we haven't even talked about how large of a field this 1.5 T magnet must produce.

Zz.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Energy stored in superconducting magnet Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 2
Why is the permament magnet not completely attracted to the superconducting magnet? General Physics 2
Superconducting Magnet Design Electrical Engineering 3
Levitating a magnet over a superconducting ring? Classical Physics 6
Large Project in Europe having a Superconducting Magnet General Physics 15