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ferrofluid art


how its done: suspend nano-particles of iron compounds in a colloidal solution of water, oil and a surfactant, then when a magnetic field is applied to the fluid, the particles of iron compound inside align to it. Once that happens, the fluid becomes a fluid-solid.  I think.  Little shaky on the science, but love the eerie 3D art!




One response

  1. the wonders of magnet how simple a desighn to turn into a flow of life it realy awsome. would like to try to recreate this dance of metal and oil, think that would b far-out.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:30 am

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