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  1. Aug 31, 2003 #1
    Ok my question is this, can Aluminum (i cant spell) Stop magnetic force?

  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 31, 2003 #2
  4. Sep 1, 2003 #3
    Hi Kgaul,

    The spelling looks ok to me but I don't know how the Brits spell it but they pronounce it al-u-min'-ium.

    Feynman tells us that it has been shown experimentally that aluminum is diamagnetic. So is Bismuth. Aluminum is attracted toward the pointed south pole of a strong electromagnet (direction of ferro magnetic material) while Bismuth is repelled from the south pole.
    cheers, Jim
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