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Monday, 23 June 2014 13:49

K1-31: MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATOR

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  • ID Code: K1-31
  • Purpose: Illustrate magnetohydrodynamic forces.
  • Description: A shallow bowl of copper sulfate solution is placed in the (downward) magnetic field of a medium-strength horseshoe magnet. An electron current is created between the negative electrode band around the circumference of the bowl and the positive electrode at the center of the bowl. The resulting vxB force on the electrons creates counterclockwise rotation of the copper sulfate solution. Small pieces of paper are dropped onto the surface of the rotating liquid as an indicator.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: K1, PS1
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