I want to create a cloud of magnetic particles that will levitate in an electromagnetic field with an electromagnet. Is that possible? Is it easy to do or has it been done? I already have the magnetic nanoparticles and I just want to levitate them to form a 'cloud' so that each particle will stand in the air at specific distance from the others. They have the same size/weight. Would that be a problem? They need to sit in the air with specific distance between each other. Any ideas? Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ see youtube.com/watch?v=afQW8FT02DM . plasma, ie, ionized neutral gas , has magnetic properties. The plasma ejected from the sun carries a magnetic field.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/understanding-the-magnetic-sun $\endgroup$ – anna v Nov 23 '16 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ @annav Obviously you only read the title and nothing else. I have specific magnetic nanoparticles that I want to create a cloud with, not other or any nanoparticles! $\endgroup$ – ergon Nov 23 '16 at 15:07
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    $\begingroup$ your question is not clear on that you alrady have the magnetic nanoparticles. Turn them into a plasma by ionizing them $\endgroup$ – anna v Nov 23 '16 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ splung.com/content/sid/6/page/phasesofmatter $\endgroup$ – anna v Nov 23 '16 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ Right, but when you say Is that possible? followed by The particles will be nanoparticles, I took that to mean a hypothetical situation. Can you see my point? Sure, I often misread posts, but your question reads a bit whatiffy.... $\endgroup$ – user108787 Nov 23 '16 at 15:30

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