Need Expert help on levitating an object

  1. Apr 6, 2012 #1
    Hi Everybody.
    I am new here and hopefully one of you experts can help me.
    I am trying to do a special project that has never been done in my industry. But I do not have the expertise to accomplish it by myself without some expert knowledge.
    I am wanting to levitate an object. I have been researching alot online and that is how I found this site.
    With my research I believe I would have to use electromagnets to make it stable, correct ?
    How heavy of an object can be levitated ?
    I am really in the dark about all of this. I know what I want to accomplish but don't know how to go about doing it, physics are not my expertise, as I am sure you have figured out by now, LOL.
    I am really looking for somebody or some company that I can talk to by phone or even better yet, in person.
    If anybody can point me in the right direction, I would be greatly thankful !!
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  3. Apr 6, 2012 #2


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    BlCrekTaxdrmy, Welcome to Physics Forums! You are describing a fun project! Many others have levitated plenty of objects already. I suggest you go to Google and enter search terms "levitate frog" and see all the interesting hits you get!
  4. Apr 6, 2012 #3
    Bobbywhy, Thanks for the reply. I have been doing just that.
    Do you know what a weight limit would be to levitate ?
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  6. Apr 7, 2012 #5
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  7. May 10, 2012 #6
    You can use a laser to optically levitate micron-sized objects.
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