Need Expert help on levitating an object

  • #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 !!
Thanks
 

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  • #2
Bobbywhy
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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!
Cheers,
Bobbywhy
 
  • #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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Integral
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You can use a laser to optically levitate micron-sized objects.
 
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A.T.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VulGx38nSg8
 

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