Electromagnets A 30-foot diameter electromagnet used in research for a superconductor A large electromagnet used to lift scrap metal
Electromagnets The source of electromagnetism is electricity (current) flowing through a coil of wire.
Electromagnets A coil of wire can be made into a magnet by passing an electric current through it. Without electricity, there is no magnetic force Electric current applied to a coil creates a magnetic field
Electromagnetic Strength Increase the number of coils. Increase the electric current flowing through the coil. Add an iron core in the center of the coil. How can an electromagnet be made stronger?
The left hand rule to determine North Pole NORTH POLESOUTH POLE
Making a Magnet An example of a very strong magnet
The magnet is strong enough to lift this 50 pound engine cylinder head. The coil of wire has been attached to a 12 volt DC power source making an extremely strong magnet. Making a Magnet
Saturation Saturation Knee Y- Axis Increasing Magnetic Force Y X- Axis Increasing Electric Current X Saturation of a magnetic field occurs when an increase of electric current flow does not increase the strength of the magnetic field as shown by the graph. The knee of the curve is the point that saturation occurs.
MAGNETIC COIL LOSSES Copper losses - resistance of copper coils. Hysteresis - magnetic flux inducing a current in the core. Eddy currents - magnetic polarity of the iron core is rapidly changed by an AC current causing friction and heat between the molecules
MAGNETIC TERMS Flux - Invisible lines of force. Poles - North and South where force is strongest. Permeability – The ability of a material to conduct lines of force. Residual Magnetism – The ability of a material to hold its magnetism for a long time.
MAGNETIC TERMS Ferromagnetic Material – A material easy to magnetize. (i.e., Iron Steel, Cobalt, Perm-alloy, and Alnico) Paramagnetic Material- A material that can be slightly magnetized. Diamagnetic Material – A material that is very difficult to magnetize. Magnetic Laws – Simply stated: Like poles repel and unlike poles attract.
Review What are the poles of a magnet? Name the magnetic lines of force. List five types of magnets and their two families. List the laws of magnets. Explain two methods for making a magnet.
Review Explain two theories of magnetism. Name five different types of devices that are associated with electromagnetism? List three magnetic and three nonmagnetic materials. What will remove magnetic lines of force?