Quantum Levitation 量子磁懸浮

Quantum Levitation 量子磁懸浮

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Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field (www.quantumlevitation.com). For an explanation of the physics behind this demonstration, visit www.quantumlevitation.com/levitation/The_physics.html.

With the theme "Knowledge that Works: From Theory to Practice," the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference featured more than 100 sessions, which highlighted how science centers and museums are putting new ideas to practical use to serve their communities. The conference was hosted by the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, October 15-18.

Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) on a Magnetic Track

As featured on the Nov. 9 2011episode of the Colbert Report!
From the Low Temperature Lab: A flux-pinning enhanced superconducting puck levitates above and is pinned to a magnetic figure-8 track. This demonstrates the quantum physical effect of superconductivity and the Meissner Effect as well as magnetic flux pinning. The puck is accelerated using the motors from a toy car track set. See more at our website: http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/physics/facstaff/mcsullivan/ and our paper here: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.3090

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