Ferromagnetic sculptures: when science meets art.

Ferromagnetic sculptures: when science meets art.

Imagine a deep dish with a dark oily liquid. You put a small magnet under it, and the liquid in the dish comes to life, takes the form of a flowing needle-like figure, as if it was about to jump out of its dishes. No, this is not a schizophrenic nightmare, this is ferromagnetic sculptures.
Ferromagnetic sculptures: when science meets art.

Feature ferromagnetic sculptures in the liquid that gave them the name. A ferromagnetic fluid is a fluid that strongly polarizes in the presence of a magnetic field. It consists, roughly speaking, of organic solvents and ferromagnetic particles.
Ferromagnetic sculptures: when science meets art.

Under normal conditions, if iron oxide is mixed with an oily base (organic solvent) and the mixture is brought closer to a magnet, then the particles of iron will fly and form in completely uninteresting forms. But in the case of ferromagnetic sculptures, surfactants are added to the mixture, which react together with iron particles as the magnet approaches and form an aesthetically pleasing geometric shape.
Ferromagnetic sculptures: when science meets art.

A similar system of particle interaction is observed in the stylus of a simple pencil, but if you are older than ten years, this is unlikely to surprise you. Better watch a video that demonstrates how science intersects with art in beauty and diversity ferromagnet sculptures:

Watch the video: The Ferrofluid Artist - Combining Art with Science (January 2020).

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