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Magnetic field generators

  1. Aug 18, 2003 #1
    Is it possible to make a magnetic field generat something to contain something in a compact form like say i wanted to make it thin and tube like to hold electricty or plasma something in which is to dangerous to hold but could be contained in a magnetic field sorry if im being a bit confusion im just saying if i wanted to make a strong magnetic field how would i do so and if its possible to compact like a handheld device
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  3. Aug 19, 2003 #2

    Chi Meson

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    " make it thin and tube like to hold electricty or plasma"
    "compact like a handheld device"

    I'm not going to say it's impossible, just... well, let's say that there's a Nobel Prize waiting for you if you make this.

    Are you trying to be "Magneto"? Or are you doing fusion experiments?
  4. Aug 20, 2003 #3


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    We already have something that holds electricity, or at least electricity as defined in the dictionary. It's called WIRE.
  5. Aug 20, 2003 #4

    I believe you are incorrect. Wire
    is not used to hold electricity
    is the sence of storage that the
    question implied.

    A capacitor is closer to what he
    was interested in, but still does-
    nt fit the bill.

  6. Aug 21, 2003 #5


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    I checked a little closer. The word electricity is not defined too well. It is pretty broad. However, they define dynamic electricity similar to how I described it in my previous post. At any rate, storing electrons staticly such as in a capacitor is nothing new either.
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