Superconductor Levitation

Concepts and Experiments

  • Chan-Joong Kim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-239

About this book


This book introduces the physical principles behind levitation with superconductors, and includes many examples of practical magnetic levitation demonstrations using superconducting phenomena. 

It features more than twenty examples of magnetic levitation in liquid nitrogen using high temperature superconductors and permanent magnets, all invented by the author. The book includes the demonstration of suspension phenomenon induced by magnetic flux pinning as well as magnetic levitation by the Meissner effect. It shows how superconducting magnetic levitation and suspension phenomena fire the imagination and provide scientific insight and inspiration.

This book will be a useful experimental guide and teaching resource for those working on superconductivity, and a fascinating text for undergraduate and graduate students.


Meissner effect and levitation Superconductor levitation Magnetic levitation force Superconductor-magnet interaction Magnetic levitation using flux pinning Mixed state superconductivity High temperature bulk superconductor Maglev technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Chan-Joong Kim
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  1. 1.Neutron Utilization Research DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea (Republic of)

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