A Magnet Levitating between two Bismuth plates?
I am trying to make a magnet levitate between two bismuth plates that i made (picture 3,4,5 and 6). As you can see they are round discs about 7mm (millimeters) thick and 110 mm or 11cm (centimeters) in diameter.
I bought two magnets;
-the one I am trying to make levitate is 30mm (millimeters) in diameter, 10mm thick, and 22kg (kilograms) strong...
-the other that is on top, the one that is pulling the magnet up is 30mm in diameter, 15mm thick and 23kg strong
I put my two plates of bismuth so that there is about 25mm of space between them... Than I put in the 30mm x 10mm magnet that I want to levitate inside. The other magnet is located above the setup. I very slowly, ever so carefully start to lower the magnet. The magnet between the two bismuth plates starts to shake and at one point hits the top bismuth plate. I can't make it to levitate, either it is on the bottom plate or on the top. I tried to make the space between two bismuth plates smaller and larger, to lower the magnet by a very small amount...it didn't help...
PROBLEM: I can't make it levitate, either it is on the bottom bismuth plate or on the top...
WHY IS THIS?
HOW CAN I FIX IT AND MAKE IT LEVITATE?
Thank you for your help!
-Stanislav A.K.A. Comodore