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Levitating Graphite

Graphite has one the largest diamagnetic susceptibilities of any material, allowing it float above these very strong neodymium-iron-boron magnets (arranged with alternating north and south poles facing upward). For more information and movies see


For more technical information, see M. D. Simon & A. K. Geim, Journal of Applied Physics 87, (2000) 6200-6204.

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Animation by J. A. Jaszczak and S. E. Hill.

Animation Usage

  1. MTU Open House 2003
    This animation played as a continuous loop in kiosk mode on a laptop during the morning expo of the September 27, 2003 MTU Open House. Hundreds of high school students and their families viewed the exhibits.

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