Physics Van 3-site Navigational Menu

Physics Van Navigational Menu

Q & A: energy conservation in magnets

Learn more physics!

Most recent answer: 07/06/2016
With the magnetic field being described as photons, could it be possible to design a "new material" or combination of elements as in say a photo cell or solar cell that one could generate electricity from a stationary magnet. The idea is to generate electricity using the magnetic field without moving the magnet or the "new material".Thank youJonathan Winter
- Jonathan (age 73)
Bellingham Wa.

No, the principle of energy conservation still applies.

Mike W.

(published on 07/06/2016)

Follow-up on this answer.