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

Author: 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 * Correspondence: E-mail: mpersinger@laurentian.ca
Conference/Journal: water journal
Date published: 2012 Mar 10
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.14294/WATER.2011.10 , Word Count: 167

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”.

Key Words: Water; static magnetic fields; diffusion, viscosity; biological systems; energy in a magnetic field