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Decelerated fall

Electromagnetic induction as brake
Author: Michel Branchi, Sondrio, Italy, [email protected]
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Materials used

Magnetic brake

The drop tube through which the sphere falls down without touching the walls could also be classified as an electromagnetic brake. The smaller the tube diameter, the slower the magnet descents. Using a variety of magnetic sphere sizes and tube diameters is great for didactical demonstrations.

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The project Aluminum Foil as Contact-Free Parachute contains an in-depth explanation of the phenomenon shown above. Our collection of other induction projects may also interest you.