Dec 2, 2020

Physicists Observe Trippy ‘Vortex Rings’ in a Magnetic Material For The First Time

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Wherever you have fluid, there you can also find vortex rings.

Now, scientists have found vortex rings somewhere fascinating — inside a tiny pillar made of a magnetic material, the gadolinium-cobalt intermetallic compound GdCo2.

If you’ve seen smoke rings, or bubble rings under water, you’ve seen vortex rings: doughnut-shaped vortices that form when fluid flows back on itself after being forced through a hole.

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