a sodium - ferrofluid?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by dhcracker, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. dhcracker Registered Senior Member

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    Anyone know if its possible to suspend iron particles or any ferrite particles for that matter in sodium and reach a ferrofluid state?

    I want to make a dynamo that I can try to influence the flow magnetically and it seems the only ferro-metal available is mercury.. eh I don't want to pay for that shipping lol Nak might work too but its even more dangerous almost.

    any ideas?
     
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  3. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Iron particles in a viscous fluid like oil might work.
     
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  5. M00se1989 Banned Banned

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    sodium mercuy amalgam is the molecule of the day!
    moleculeoftheday

    How do you plan on influencing the flow magnetically in a dynamo? put this fluid into a bubble with two electrodes at either end and watch it spin? Sounds like a decent idea for a MHD generator.
     
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