The power of the sun in the palm of your hand. ~Dr. Otto Octavius
Diamagnetic things repel all magnetic fields. North pole, south pole, it doesn't matter. It's a very weak effect and is barely detectable in most elements or molecules that possess this trait. Bismuth happens to be the most diamagnetic metal there is. Bismuth crystals properly arranged in conjunction with a pair of magnets can reveal the force at work.
That's what we have here. I carefully sculpted the figure you see in the pictures and hand cast it in solid bismuth. The magnet you see floating will stay there touching nothing for more than a lifetime. It's absolutely riveting! For the science aficionados, and those who love them, this modern bismuth sculpture is the perfect blending of art, chemistry and physics — a truly unique gift they'll always treasure.
Custom Kinetic Magnetic Sculpture
• Made-to-order sculpture identical to one pictured • Hand sculpted and cast in solid bismuth metal • Sculpture measures approximately 5" tall and 4” wide • 4 sphere magnets for floating
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS 1. Place the sculpture on a level surface 2. Slip the magnet between the hands 3. Adjust the magnet in the frame with a simple twist. 4. Forget everything they taught you about magnets in high school.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCULPTURE The little magnet in the sculpture is touching nothing but air in this unique kinetic piece featuring diamagnetic flotation of a 3mm-cubed magnet. This new, yet simple, technology requires no power of any kind — just a balancing of bismuth crystals and magnetism.