In this tutorial I will explain how to create a fire that can be controlled and moved using a magnetic field. Magnetic field can bend fire due the free radicals in the flame, however this effect is very small.
To create fire that can truly be controlled using regular magnet what we need is a flammable magnetic material. That is a material that is both flammable and ferromagnetic. Once you create such a material you can simply ignite it and control the flame using a magnet. The instruction on how to do this appear in the video and in the next section.
Step 1: Creating Flammable Magnetic Materials
To create a flammable magnetic material we simply need the right to combination a flammable material and a ferromagnetic material. For flammable material ethanol, ethanolic gel, or flammable oil can all be used but machine oil (WD-40 brand) seem to give the best results. For the ferromagnetic materials both Iron powder and iron oxide powder can be used. I find magnetite powder (Fe3O4) to give the best results in term of combustion time and control over the flame.
1) Add about 6 ml of flammable oil (WD-40).
2) Add one spoon (about 8 gram) of Magnetite (Fe3O4).
3) Stir until you get a uniform black mixture.
Step 2: Magnetic Firebending: Controlling fire with magnets
To create a magnetic fire put small quantity on a glass plate and ignite. Use the magnet from below the plate to control the flame. Putting the magnet directly below the flame will increase flame size. Once the magnet is below the flame move it along the plate plane and see how the flame move along.
To extinguish the fire cover the flame with a small bowl.
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