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pdf_iconWater Dynamics Following Treatment by One Hour 0.16 Tesla Static Magnetic Fields Depend on Exposure Volume

Gang N1,2, St-Pierre LS2 and Persinger MA1,2,3*

1Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6
2Behavioural Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
3Biomolecular Sciences Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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Key Words: Water; static magnetic fields; diffusion, viscosity; biological systems; energy in a magnetic field

Received August 5th, 2011; Accepted October 7th, 2011; Published March 10th 2012; Available online March 18th 2012

doi: 10.14294/WATER.2011.10


Different volumes (25, 50, 100 cc) of spring water were exposed to either (160 mT, 1600 G) static magnetic fields, time-varying 7 Hz, 140 nT or 400 nT magnetic fields, or sham conditions for one hour. During the subsequent hours diffusion velocities for 6 µL aliquots of a solute (India ink) in 80 µL of water were then measured every 15 minutes. A sudden and protracted increase by a factor of two in diffusion velocity as a function of the exposed volume was conspicuous only for water treated by the static 1600 G magnetic field. The results are congruent with the quantified estimates of energy stored within water, the increased viscosity at the boundary of interfacial and bulk water as described by Del Giudice et al. (2010) and the dissipation of organization between hydronium atoms. This effect may lead to a simple, reliable experimental model to study “water memory”.

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