Ironsand Like Chainsaw Possible?

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Offline Voxx

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Ironsand Like Chainsaw Possible?
« on: 24/03/2013 00:37:20 »
Alright; so ironsand can be vibrated at frequencies (not very knowledgeable on the topic as i'm asking).  If you manipulated electromagnetic fields by shooting a current through the ironsand and then manipulated it through magnetic's couldn't the current provide a violent enough vibration to cut through things if directed through the magnets?

Again; I have no idea on the topic, just a thought that is passing through my brain.

If this isn't possible, can you think of anything dealing with electromagnetic's that can cause this sort of phenomena?

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Re: Ironsand Like Chainsaw Possible?
« Reply #1 on: 24/03/2013 03:53:50 »
You could certainly make a sandblaster.  Generally sand particles are accelerated with an air stream, but I suppose one could also do it electromagnetically. 

With enough power, sand can not only strip rust and paint, but could probably do considerable damage to flesh.

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Re: Ironsand Like Chainsaw Possible?
« Reply #2 on: 24/03/2013 04:04:39 »
How much damage could one cause before the energy caused too much heat and melted the sand?