Creating a Vortex in Water by Ionizing with High Voltage?

In summary, the conversation discusses the concept of sustaining a vortex in water by ionising it with high voltage. The potential effectiveness of this idea is questioned, with the suggestion that a powerful magnet may be needed. The role of poles in determining the flow of rivers is also mentioned.
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Could you sustain a vortex in a vessel of water by ionising the water with high voltage ?

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hope this question makes sense.
 
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seems like a cool idea. I don't know that the charge would be strong enough to do anything usefull with it. It seems you'd need a pretty powerfull magnet to do such, if it is even possible.

But isn't the fact that rivers flow a certain way in different parts of the world attributed to the poles?
 
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Yeah guess the charge would have to be very high and the vortex spinning awful fast for it to have any effect.
Thx.
 

Related to Creating a Vortex in Water by Ionizing with High Voltage?

1. What is a vortex created by a magnet?

A vortex created by a magnet is a swirling motion of fluid or magnetic particles around a central point, caused by the presence of a magnetic field.

2. How is a vortex created by a magnet?

A vortex is created by a magnet when the magnetic field lines exert a force on the surrounding fluid or particles, causing them to rotate in a circular motion.

3. What are the characteristics of a vortex created by a magnet?

A vortex created by a magnet typically has a distinct shape, with a central point and swirling motion around it. The strength and direction of the magnetic field can also affect the size and shape of the vortex.

4. What are the applications of a vortex created by a magnet?

Vortices created by magnets have various applications in science and technology, such as in fluid dynamics research, particle separation, and magnetic levitation.

5. Can a vortex created by a magnet be controlled or manipulated?

Yes, the strength and direction of the magnetic field can be adjusted to control and manipulate the size, shape, and movement of the vortex. This allows for precise control in applications such as magnetic stirring and particle separation.

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