I am wondering if a spacecraft could be propelled through interplanetary space via the deflection and/or displacement of a very high number of charged particles contained within the Sun's solar wind.
The working principle of this propulsion idea is for an electric motor with two 'propellers' attached to it to be placed at the rear of a spacecraft. Say each propeller is 10 feet long. A strong permanent magnet, such as a 2 inch cube N52 neodymium magnet, would be attached to the tip of each propeller. The motor would rotate at 1 rps/60 rpm. During each revolution of motor's shaft, each magnet will travel a distance of 754 inches. Since each 2 inch magnet has a volume of 8 cubic inches, each magnet will pass through a volume of space equaling 3016 cubic inches during each revolution of the motor's shaft. 3016 cubic inches = 49423.39 cubic centimeters. The density of the charged particles in the Sun's solar wind is 5 charged particles per cm3 per second at 1 AU.
So, during each revolution of the motor's shaft, each magnet should either deflect away and/or displace 247,117 charged particles occupying that particular volume of space. Since every action has an equal and opposite reaction, the deflection of the charged particles should cause each magnet to move opposite the deflection of the charged particles thus pushing the magnets away from the Sun. The protons should flow around one side of the magnets and electrons should flow around the other side of the magnets, just like they do when they go around the Earth's magnetic field.
Also, I suspect that the strong magnetic field surrounding each 2 inch cube neodymium magnet will probably interact with charged particles up to a foot away from each magnet in all directions. If you consider that the charged particles may be affected by a magnetic field the size of a basketball for instance, and that the volume of a basketball is 455.9 cubic inches/7471 cubic centimeters, then each magnet should deflect away many more charged particles during each revolution of the motor's shaft and the thrust generated should be greater.