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Spin Liquid Magnetism

Superconductivity is a state that occurs in some materials, at low temperatures, where there is little or no resistance to movement of electric charge. Electron “spin” is a term used to describe angular momentum (spin) observed in the electric and magnetic charges of electrons. Normally, an object that is magnetic has the magnetic spin of […]

-0200 – magnetic compass

The first magnetic compasses were made and used in China around -200. They were probably simple objects made from magnetic lodestone which were crafted so they could turn to orient themselves in a magnetic field. They were used as “devining” tools to reveal hidden knowledge through rituals. Around 700, Chinese inventors began using magnetized needles […]

Magnetic Solar Power

An optical battery that collects charge caused by light’s magnetic field may be usable as a power source. Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible – [umich.edu] Light has electric and magnetic components. Until now, scientists thought the effects of the magnetic field were so weak that […]

1831 – Maxwell – bio

James Clerk Maxwell was a mathematician and physicist who was born in Scotland in 1831. His differential equations that describe the electromagnetic process are now known as “Maxwells Equations”. They were able to build upon the work of Gauss with electric charge and magnetism and the work of Faraday with induction and the work of […]