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Liquid to gas state changes

  1. Dec 5, 2006 #1

    I asked a question recently about changing state from solid to liquid. The answers were very helpful. Now I have a similar question:

    How about changing state from liquid to gas in the presence of an electric / magnetic field? Is that possible?

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  3. Dec 5, 2006 #2


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    I haven't heard of such a thing. As mentioned before, such liquids work because of magnetic alignment of ferrous materials in a colloid. They're like Jell-o that you can turn on and off.
    This seems to overlap with a different thread about whether or not a gas can conduct electricity. A plasma, can, but I'm not sure about a neutral gas. Maybe something with metallic elements such as uranium hexafluoride? :confused:
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