Discover What Happens When Ferrofluid Meets a Strong Magnet

By: | February 12th, 2017

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Ferrofluid is an amazing liquid that follows the field of a magnet and becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. NASA designed a magnetic fluid in 1963 for powering rockets because this fuel could be easily drawn to a pump by a magnet in weightless environments.

When ferrofluid meets a strong magnet, it creates spectacular structures.  Amateur scientist and YouTube extraordinaire Braniac75 has created some awesome structures in the video below:

There are lots of cool patterns you can make from this fluid, but you should not touch it. Ferrofluid is a major skin irritant, and it quickly starts traveling. Although Brainiac75 has touched the spikes formed by exposing Ferrofluid, he doesn’t recommend anyone to do the same at home.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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