Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

Simulation of Magnetic Domains

A large number of compass needles are mounted on a Plexiglass sheet. A bar magnet is used to set the needles in motion. When the needles come to a stop, interaction between the needles simulates magnetic domains.

Comments (1)

Looks nice but its misleading. Alignment of magnetic dipoles is due to Heisenbergs exchange forces. This is quite the opposite of the classical force that causes dipole moments to become antiparallel.

Posted 12 months by Anonymous 00:01:54

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

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Category: Science | Updated almost 2 years ago

Created
May 03, 2012 15:44
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
5008 times

More from MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Charge and Electric Field of a Hollow Conductor

Charge and Electric Field of a Holl...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:54 | 8881 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Centrifugal versus Centripetal Motion

MIT Physics Demo -- Centrifugal ver...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:18 | 34124 views

Magnetizing and Demagnetizing an Iron Rod

Magnetizing and Demagnetizing an Ir...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:37 | 4408 views

Breaking Glass with Sound

Breaking Glass with Sound

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:02:33 | 59838 views

Double Cone and Plane

Double Cone and Plane

Added over 4 years ago | 00:01:11 | 20550 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Driven Mechanical Oscillator

MIT Physics Demo -- Driven Mechanic...

Added 7 years ago | 00:01:07 | 37072 views