Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) on a Magnetic Track

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As featured on the Nov. 9 2011episode of the Colbert Report! Link: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/401902/november-09-2011/americone-dream-of-the-future

From the Low Temperature Lab: A flux-pinning enhanced superconducting puck levitates above and is pinned to a magnetic figure-8 track. This demonstrates the quantum physical effect of superconductivity and the Meissner Effect as well as magnetic flux pinning. The puck is accelerated using the motors from a toy car track set. See more at our website: http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/physics/facstaff/mcsullivan/ and our paper here: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.3090
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