Applied physics

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 361–364 | Cite as

On the contactless suspension of objects by electric and magnetic fields

  • C. H. Papas
Contributed Papers


In connection with the contactless suspension of objects by electric and magnetic fields, an electrodynamical version of Kapitza's theorem on the stabilizing influence of a rapidly oscillating field is deduced.

Pacs Codes

41 85.70 


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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Papas
    • 1
  1. 1.Antenna LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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