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I Floating Strawberry

  1. Jun 20, 2016 #1
    Hey there!

    Lately, I saw a clip of a magnet and a floating strawberry. Is it real? How does it work?
    I am curious for your explanations.
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2016 #2

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    It would do good to post the video :smile:.
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2016 #4

    CWatters

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    See also YouTube for "levitating frog".
     
  6. Jun 20, 2016 #5

    Drakkith

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    It's called "direct diamagnetic levitation" and is the result of the diamagnetic properties of the water in the strawberry, where the water is repelled by a magnetic field. This typically requires superconducting magnets unless the object you want to levitate is very small, about the size of a water droplet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_levitation#Direct_diamagnetic_levitation
     
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