Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) on a Magnetic Track

As featured on the Nov. 9 2011episode of the Colbert Report! Link:

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: and our paper here:
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