The Commercial Ferrofluid Demonstration Kit consists of 50 mL of ferrofluid—nano-sized magnetic particles suspended in a liquid. You’ll be fascinated as the unique properties of this nanoscience material are displayed, producing 3-dimensional magnetic sculptures.
Ferrofluid, first developed by NASA in the 1960s, consists of nano-sized magnetic particles suspended in a liquid. Your students will be fascinated as you demonstrate the unique properties of this nanoscience material and produce interesting 3-dimensional magnetic sculptures. ChemFax with suggested demonstration instructions and handling tips is included.
Concepts: Nanotechnology, magnetic properties, colloids vs. solutions. Time Required: 15 minutes Materials Provided: Ferrofluid, 50 mL Note: A magnet is required and available separately.