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Effect of weak magnetic fields on the properties of water and ice

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We establish that a number of physical properties of water and ice are significantly changed by an alternating magnetic field of a certain frequency. The changes in the physical parameters of ice are several times stronger than the changes in the corresponding parameters of water. Heating water to 50°C destroys the magnetic effects. When the field is much weaker than the geomagnetic field, a change in water purity (bidistilled instead of distilled water) only broadens the extrema observed in the state dependences of water and ice on the frequency of the alternating magnetic field of constant amplitude. The magnitude and intensity of these extrema are unaffected by water purity. The effects of the geomagnetic field on the properties of ice and water are also discussed.

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Translated form Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 5, pp. 13–17, May, 1988.

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Semikhina, L.P., Kiselev, V.F. Effect of weak magnetic fields on the properties of water and ice. Soviet Physics Journal 31, 351–354 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01243721

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Field
  • Physical Parameter
  • Water Purity
  • State Dependence
  • Heating Water