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Vortex created by a magnet?

  1. Apr 25, 2003 #1
    vortex ionisation

    Could you sustain a vortex in a vessel of water by ionising the water with high voltage ?

    hope this question makes sense.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2003
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  3. Apr 30, 2003 #2


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    seems like a cool idea. I don't know that the charge would be strong enough to do anything usefull with it. It seems you'd need a pretty powerfull magnet to do such, if it is even possible.

    But isn't the fact that rivers flow a certain way in different parts of the world attributed to the poles?
  4. Apr 30, 2003 #3
    Yeah guess the charge would have to be very high and the vortex spinning awful fast for it to have any effect.
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