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Electromagnetic Repulsion

  1. Sep 24, 2012 #1
    Can EM radiations produce repulsive effect on on non magnetic objects? If yes how can such fields be produced?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2012 #2

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    Anything which can absorb, deflect or change the direction of electromagnetic waves (basically everything with electric charges) will feel a force from them - and at least some part of the force has to be in the direction of the incoming radiation.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 #3
    you might find the wikipedia article on radiation pressure helpful:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_pressure
     
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