Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Paramagnetism Of Liquid Oxygen

First, liquid oxygen is made by passing gaseous oxygen through a tube submerged in liquid nitrogen. Then the oxygen is poured between the poles of a strong electro magnet. The paramagnetic nature of the oxygen causes an induced dipole. As a result, the oxygen is suspended in the magnetic field. Once the field is disabled the oxygen returns to its original state and falls from the magnet. Note: liquid oxygen is dangerous and can cause spontaneous combustion please do not try this at home.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
December 20, 2011 15:31
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
8274 times

More from MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel G...

Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:28 | 103257 views

Bimetallic Strip

Bimetallic Strip

Added over 1 year ago | 00:00:47 | 2810 views

Pulling a Cloth From Under a Beaker

Pulling a Cloth From Under a Beaker

Added 3 years ago | 00:00:50 | 15165 views

Gyroscopes Made Easy

Gyroscopes Made Easy

Added 2 years ago | 00:29:09 | 4066 views

Double Pendulum

Double Pendulum

Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:29 | 26466 views

Field of a Sphere and an Infinite Plane

Field of a Sphere and an Infinite P...

Added over 2 years ago | 00:02:23 | 6863 views