Watch these magnets hover, wobble, and spin as they’re pushed and pulled between a base of pyrolytic graphite, a strong magnet, and other nearby magnets vying for position. Mellow background music, Thin Places by Jesse Gallagher, accompanies the footage.
Pyrolytic graphite is a diamagnetic material, “a material that creates a magnetic field in opposition to an externally applied magnetic field. This weak opposing field produces a repelling force.” The result: Diamagnetic levitation.
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