I am a big fan of magnetic property designs. Fundamentally, they use natural forces to turn something so simple into a work of art.

Take the Nano 2.0 Ferrofluid Display for example. Essentially, it is driven by simple everyday natural forces such as gravity, the Van Der Waals force, and adhesion forces to create a spinning spiral upward motion of the ferrofluid onto the metallic screw housed in The Nano 2.0 display.

NASA originally designed this magnetic fluid as a potential fuel. It is artificially created, meaning, NASA could have a limitless supply. But its function quickly diversified and became possible to use it in everyday activities, for instance.

What is Ferrofluid


Ferrofluid is a magnetically conductive liquid. These are nanoparticles that contain magnetic properties and become magnets themselves.

There are quite a few natural ferrofluids, with mercury being an example of this. Mercury’s thick viscosity and it’s small magnetic properties would make it impossible to manipulate it using an ordinary magnet. Not to mention mercury being highly poisonous.

Artificially made ferrofluid is made by mixing fine magnetized particles in the fine oil. This creates a fine gel-like metal substance that is very light in weight with good viscosity.

How the Nano Ferrofluid Display

Like I said earlier, the concept of this spiraling liquid magnet is quite simple. It simply uses natural forces in opposing motions.

Let us explain them one after the other. The most powerful force at work in this system is gravity. We often overlook it, but gravity is one of the most powerful natural forces; so much so, that the Earth is actually an elliptical shape because of the forces pulling the planet towards its center.

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Van Der Waals can be defined as the opposite of gravity; it pulls things away from the center. So as gravity works on the upward spiral, the Van Der Waals forces work on the spinning forces.

But, wait there is more! If these two forces work concurrently, wouldn’t the particles would scatter everywhere? The answer is no because a third force is at play to hold the particles together. This is where the adhesive and cohesive forces come in.

In a motionless position, cohesive and adhesive forces would make the Ferrofluid into a ball. But at spinning motion, they help the mass of liquid stick together. Together, all these effects help to make The Nano 2.0 Ferrofluid Display what it is.

The design of the Nano Ferrofluid Display

The design is well equipped to ensure maximum rotation. The tube container is made of tough, but light glass. This ensures that the even if it drops, the possibility of the glass breaking is very low. Also, the cork is tightly fitted and almost merges with the glass casing. This ensures that the liquid does not spill.

Unlike its counterpart, the Inspiration Ferrofluid Motion Lamp which is quite wide, The Nano Ferrofluid Display is relatively more slender. The narrow glass setting helps the three primary forces work together in perfect harmony.

Being only 3 inches in size, this gives the display and advantage as the liquid magnetic‘s motion move faster. It also comes with a magnet that helps you manipulate the magnetic fluid. You can simply ‘store’ the magnet on the top of its’ magnetized top.

Please check out the Nano 2.0 Ferrofluid Display YouTube Video:


*This is a sponsored post written by TechDigg on behalf of Inspired Designs. All opinions expressed are 100% ours.




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