The Electromagnetic Fountain

Real Levitation

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There are 3 basic schemes for using electromagnetic fields/diamagnetic for real levitation (no energy input is required and the levitation can last forever):

  • Superconducting levitation
  • Diamagnetic levitation
  • Diamagnetically stabilized levitation

These are explained at the educational pages of the High Field Magnetic Laboratory, Holland.
Favourite example: the levitating frog

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Written by ajsteggell

May 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm

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