Apr 27 2008

Permanent Magnets

Published by at 2:05 pm under Quantum Mechanics

When a stationary permanent magnet holds a steel object, a paper clip for example, against the force of gravity, where does the energy come from to continually hold the clip?  Since work is force times distance, an undergraduate student may say there is no distance moved and therefore no work is done.  On a quantum level however, things are not motionless, and it does take energy to hold the clip.  The answer I think starts with the entry on this blog called “The Nucleus and Gravitons”.  The energy expended through the individual atomic dipole moments of the permanent magnet to hold a ferromagnetic material object against the pull of gravity can come from gravity itself.  The nuclei of the atomic dipoles of the permanent magnet may be absorbing gamma rays at and very near 7.562 x 1022 Hz.

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3 Responses to “Permanent Magnets”

  1. Carlon 03 Mar 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I’m trying to understand this. So, the nuclei of atoms in the permanent magnet are absorbing gravitons? Or what does “nuclei of the atomic dipoles” refer to?

  2. Kevinon 04 Mar 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Yes, the nuclei of the atoms in a magnet are absorbing gravitons, as all nuclei do.  A steady-state, steady-flow energy process is in the response section of “Energy Balance Necessary for Gravity to Work”.

  3. Carlon 04 Mar 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Aha, I just ‘got it’ after thinking about it a while. Everything is absorbing the gravitons, but gravity is only caused by the orbiting electrons because they gain mass disproportionately on certain parts of their orbit. I just forgot the basics for a while; glad I remembered.

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