Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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 !!
    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 6, 2012 #2

    Bobbywhy

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    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
     
  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 ?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 #4

    Integral

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

  6. Apr 7, 2012 #5
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 25, 2014
  7. May 10, 2012 #6
    You can use a laser to optically levitate micron-sized objects.
     
  8. May 11, 2012 #7

    A.T.

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VulGx38nSg8
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Need Expert help on levitating an object
Loading...