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Using a superconductor i would be able to levitate a magnet. now keeping it stable then moving it to another area is my problem. Is it possible? I need help because this is my project transportation of goods using magnets realizing vision 2016 in Botswana
- Kweku (age 14)
Yes, with superconductors (unlike ordinary permanent magnets) stable
levitation is possible. The magnet may sit at an elevated spot above,
for example, a ring of superconductor. If you move the superconductor
in a very steady way, without much acceleration, the magnet should move
along with it. For real practical applications, used in some fast
trains, more elaborate arrangements are needed.
(republished on 08/02/06)
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