The MagLev Starter Kit is perfect for introducing high school students and university undergraduates to entry-level quantum levitation and flux pinning.
The MagLev Starter Kit is the most fundamental entry level for classroom demonstrations of quantum levitation and flux pinning. Perfect for high school students as well as university undergraduates, the kit is easy to use, highly durable and portable. Use the rectangular magnetic setup to witness the quantum locking phenomena and the round magnetic setup to demonstrate frictionless motion. When used with a force sensor, the handheld magnetic device serves as a unique experimentation platform where quantum phenomena such as the Meissner effect and flux pinning can be investigated. Please note that this product requires liquid nitrogen.
How It Works
These high-temperature superconductors conduct electricity without energy loss when cooled to the temperature of liquid nitrogen (77 K). Because a superconductor expels external magnetic fields by forming surface currents, which cancels the external field, it will levitate above a magnet.