PhysicsReimagined

Magnetism : simple levitation

Magnetiques ? The framework.

Nine students in scientific illustration were asked to explain magnetism with the constraint of using real magnetic phenomena in their productions. Magnets, iron powder and compasses accompanied them for two months, for this work conducted in collaboration with physicists. The results are as original as they are innate: magnetic hedgehogs, boxes and kits, graphic pop-ups, diamagnetic levitation, discover new faces of magnetism.

Simple lévitation : the project of Juliette and Louis

Can we levitate an object with a magnet without it falling? Yes, thanks to the diamagnetic materials. Pyrolitic, bismuth or superconducting graphite, these materials can levitate by repelling magnetic fields.

Juliette and Louis have created a stop-motion video to explain and show these surprising magnetic levitations.

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