Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Spotted by our Technical Director, Kieron, this month we’re checking out some seriously ‘cool’ science!
With video courtesy of the Association of Science–Technology Centres, physicists from Tel-Aviv University have put together this fantastic demo of the phenomena of quantum trapping and quantum levitation.
Because of the way superconductors and magnetic fields interact, the cooled superconductor is held in position above the magnets. If you’re interested in learning more about the physics behind this demonstration, why not read up on their site or check out this video, which gives a breakdown of the process.
Author: Alice Cheetham