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Justin (Commander_bob)
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Username: Commander_bob

Post Number: 14
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In you catalon you sell kits to levitate the graphite. There is one kit that shows nine magnets levitating one piece. How is it configured? I tried
NSN
SNS
NSN
but the graphite went to the corners and not the middle.
My magnets are a little bigger than the ones that you sell. (I think yours are 1/2" and mine are 3/4")
Thanks
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Alex Roberts (Whoo_mythbusters)
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Username: Whoo_mythbusters

Post Number: 194
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you look on the actual page for that experiment, there is a link for a thread on this message board that discusses this exact problem in excruciating detail. Or you can use the search feature and find it as well. That is what the search is for so you don't have to add useless threads for problems that have already been discussed.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Username: Sfield

Post Number: 1630
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ours are 12 millimeters.
The graphite is 16 millimeters square.
If your magnets are larger, the graphite won't be big enough
to completely cover one, so it will seek the intersections.
Our magnets are also 50 MegaGaussOersteds, currently the strongest
that can be manufactured. That will affect the height of the levitation.

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