Superconductors locked in a magnetic field. Sometimes referred to as quantum locking, quantum trapping or, more commonly, quantum levitation. Whichever way you look at it, the procedure is very impressive to watch.
Quantum Levitation is a process in which a superconducting disk is locked in three dimensional space using a permanent magnet. It is also known as quantum locking and quantum trapping. Whichever way you look at it, it’s pretty impressive. I first blogged about quantum levitation in October 2011, joking that fans of Back to The […]
Despite what you may think, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That little white disc is levitating an inch or so above a magnetic track. In fact, if you switched everything upside down, it would remain in place as it is trapped in a magnetic field which arises due to the funky characteristics […]