Validation of In and Out of Plane Forces in Diamagnetic Levitation

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Louisa Oney

Adviser(s): Professor Hatem ElBidweihy, LT Yee

Poster #92

Optical actuation of pyrolytic graphite (PyG) occurs over arrays of permanent magnets that result in complex magnetic fields that are spatially varying and thermally dependent. Analysis of magnetic forces on a PyG sample over an alternating pole permanent magnet with and without photothermal effects to provide a better understanding of forces on a sample actuated in the plane of the magnetic array. The experiments are designed to use gravitational forces as a simple method to observe the effects of optical irradiance on magnetic forces.

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