Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session C71: Poster Session I (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Monday, March 2, 2020
Room: Exhibit Hall C/D
Abstract: C71.00040 : Study on the Spontaneous Elemental Lysis of an Electrolyte due to the presence of a Static Magnetic Field from contact with a so-called Permanent Magnet*
(Physics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram)
This experiment is focused on studying the effects of the static magnetic field due to standard laboratory and industrial grade AlNiCo bar magnets on a 0.1 M solution of CuCl2. The deposition of copper granules begins near the south pole of the bar magnet and gradually progresses to cover the entire surface of the magnet. Gas bubbles form near the north pole of the magnet. This hints at the lysis of the CuCl2 electrolyte. However, this happens without any external induced potential difference acting between the terminals, and only when a magnet is present, not otherwise. The study of the lysis of electrolytes in the presence of such a static magnetic field and the implications that this phenomenon presents are the aims of this experiment.
We acknowledge the generous support of the Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) Research Fund, Kolkata, India.
We also acknowledge the guidance of Dr. Joy Mitra , IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, India and Dr. Abhijit Kar , JBNSTS, Kolkata, India as mentors.
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