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Magnetic Levitation Sculpture - Bismuth Diamagnetism Display

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Magnetic Levitation Sculpture - Bismuth Diamagnetism Display

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  • Handmade item
  • Height: 4 Inches
  • Materials: bismuth, Boron, Neodymium, Acrylic, Aluminum, Iron
  • Favorited by: 18 people
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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Description

Gravity is overrated. I created this little oasis where a magnet can permanently escape the oppression of our massive planet's force without leaving its atmosphere. Introducing the latest in my Gravity Rod line, Minorlyth. This is a working permanent levitation model that requires no electricity - ever. In this little device I have capitalized on the little known force of diamagnetism, and it is truly amazing.

Use the words kinetic, gravity-defying, magnets, physics - the general vernacular of my beloved geekdom, and this is what you get. “How is it doing that?” “Is it plugged in?” That’s what you’ll hear when you invite guests to your home or office and they set their eyes on this. Get ready for the conversation to shift. It’s not magic, but it sure is magical!

Handcrafted Magnetic Levitation Sculpture
‌•Gift for the uber gadget geek!
‌•Includes one made to order sculpture with magnets
‌•Measures approximately 5" tall and 3/4" square.
‌•Made from bismuth metal
‌•Magnets for floating
Two- 3mm cubes
Two- 4mm cubes
One- 3mm sphere
(Extra magnets are available for purchase.)
‌•30-Day guarantee
‌•2 Science Gift wrap options available - (Astronomy table/black and Illustrated Magnetic Fields/blue)

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
1. Place the sculpture on a level surface
2. Slip the cube magnet in the open notch
3. Watch it float and spin for hours…days…years, it’s up to you.

See this gravity-defying creation in action!
https://youtu.be/7QcCcEo4CCI

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCULPTURE
The little magnet in the sculpture is touching nothing but air in this unique kinetic piece featuring diamagnetic flotation of a 3 mm-cubed magnet. This new, yet simple, technology requires no power of any kind — just a balancing of bismuth crystals and magnetism.

Bismuth happens to be the metal with the greatest amount of diamagnetism. That means it repels north and south poles of magnets equally. It's a very weak push, and we didn't know about it for a long time. The top magnet attracts the small magnet with enough force to lighten it. Just a little bit. The diamagnetic force of the bottom bismuth crystal can then push the little cube off its surface without pushing it too high into the upper magnet's attractive field. That way it achieves balance in a repulsive pocket of stability between a pair of larger attractive fields, magnetism and gravity. See? Science!


WE LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS
Have something in mind and want us to design it for you? That’s one of our favorite things to do. Simply send along a message and let’s get your ideas made!


PROCESSING TIME
We will ship your item within 5 business days. Often sooner! Please see our policies for more information.


THE BEAUTY OF BISMUTH
As a scientist and craftsman, I’m fascinated with the astounding properties of bismuth and love to share that with you. Please check out my shop story to see more beautiful photos of these crystals and read how it all comes together.


We love making maglev sculptures! See more of them here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Element83?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=18946779


Please note that due to everyone’s monitor displaying differently, the colors you see may vary. Also, each piece we make is handmade to order, so items may differ slightly from the one you see pictured.

Thank you for supporting handmade and for visiting my corner of the internet.
- Ernie
Gravity is overrated. I created this little oasis where a magnet can permanently escape the oppression of our massive planet's force without leaving its atmosphere. Introducing the latest in my Gravity Rod line, Minorlyth. This is a working permanent levitation model that requires no electricity - ever. In this little device I have capitalized on the little known force of diamagnetism, and it is truly amazing.

Use the words kinetic, gravity-defying, magnets, physics - the general vernacular of my beloved geekdom, and this is what you get. “How is it doing that?” “Is it plugged in?” That’s what you’ll hear when you invite guests to your home or office and they set their eyes on this. Get ready for the conversation to shift. It’s not magic, but it sure is magical!

Handcrafted Magnetic Levitation Sculpture
‌•Gift for the uber gadget geek!
‌•Includes one made to order sculpture with magnets
‌•Measures approximately 5" tall and 3/4" square.
‌•Made from bismuth metal
‌•Magnets for floating
Two- 3mm cubes
Two- 4mm cubes
One- 3mm sphere
(Extra magnets are available for purchase.)
‌•30-Day guarantee
‌•2 Science Gift wrap options available - (Astronomy table/black and Illustrated Magnetic Fields/blue)

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
1. Place the sculpture on a level surface
2. Slip the cube magnet in the open notch
3. Watch it float and spin for hours…days…years, it’s up to you.

See this gravity-defying creation in action!
https://youtu.be/7QcCcEo4CCI

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCULPTURE
The little magnet in the sculpture is touching nothing but air in this unique kinetic piece featuring diamagnetic flotation of a 3 mm-cubed magnet. This new, yet simple, technology requires no power of any kind — just a balancing of bismuth crystals and magnetism.

Bismuth happens to be the metal with the greatest amount of diamagnetism. That means it repels north and south poles of magnets equally. It's a very weak push, and we didn't know about it for a long time. The top magnet attracts the small magnet with enough force to lighten it. Just a little bit. The diamagnetic force of the bottom bismuth crystal can then push the little cube off its surface without pushing it too high into the upper magnet's attractive field. That way it achieves balance in a repulsive pocket of stability between a pair of larger attractive fields, magnetism and gravity. See? Science!


WE LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS
Have something in mind and want us to design it for you? That’s one of our favorite things to do. Simply send along a message and let’s get your ideas made!


PROCESSING TIME
We will ship your item within 5 business days. Often sooner! Please see our policies for more information.


THE BEAUTY OF BISMUTH
As a scientist and craftsman, I’m fascinated with the astounding properties of bismuth and love to share that with you. Please check out my shop story to see more beautiful photos of these crystals and read how it all comes together.


We love making maglev sculptures! See more of them here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Element83?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=18946779


Please note that due to everyone’s monitor displaying differently, the colors you see may vary. Also, each piece we make is handmade to order, so items may differ slightly from the one you see pictured.

Thank you for supporting handmade and for visiting my corner of the internet.
- Ernie

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