7A70.20 - Quantum Levitation and Flux Pinning

Flux pinning

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PIRA Classification: 7A70.20

Description: A large superconducting wafer is cooled with liquid nitrogen and placed over an array of strong magnets. If pushed closer to the array, the apparatus can be inverted, demonstrating pinning.

Special Instructions: Use tweezers to handle superconductor.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None