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2009-07-23 09:53:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- R&D magazine has named Synchrony's Fusion(R) magnetic bearing as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of the past year.

2009-07-14 13:06:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, an industry leader providing innovative solutions and engineering excellence in rotating machinery and power conversion systems, drew crowds in demonstration of its world-class product lines at the IGTI Turbo Expo in Orlando, Florida on June 8-11, 2009.(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090714/NE46148 )Magnetic bearing applications are increasing as traditional oil-lubricated, geared drive trains are replaced with direct-drive...

2009-07-14 13:11:00

LITTLETON, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magplane Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MAGP) is pleased to announce today that it has reached a major milestone in the development of the MagPipe pipeline transportation system.

2009-06-25 10:26:00

More Than Seventy Years of Engineering and Industrial Sales Experience to Lead Sales Force for Magnetic Bearings Industry Leader ROANOKE, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, an industry leader providing innovative solutions and engineering excellence in rotating machinery and power conversion systems, has assembled a seasoned sales team over the last three months to meet rising demand for magnetic bearings and high-speed motors and generators.

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2009-06-17 14:40:00

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a reduction in mechanical strain at the boundaries of crystal grains can significantly improve the performance of high-temperature superconductors (HTS).

2009-06-10 09:07:29

University of Texas at Austin physicists have created a superconducting lead sheet only two atoms thick, the thinnest such metal layer ever created. Professor Ken Shih and colleagues said the achievement lays the groundwork for future superconductor technologies. To be able to control this material -- to shape it into new geometries -- and explore what happens is very exciting, Shih said.

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2009-06-08 13:00:00

A superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick, the thinnest superconducting metal layer ever created, has been developed by physicists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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2009-05-16 09:45:00

Of the 92 naturally occurring elements, add another to the list of those that are superconductors.

2009-04-30 12:06:34

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated that the superconductivity mechanism in the recently-discovered iron-arsenide superconductors is unique compared to all other known classes of superconductors.

2009-03-26 10:05:45

Though a year has passed since the discovery of a new family of high-temperature superconductors, a viable explanation for the iron-based materials’ unusual properties remains elusive.


Latest Levitation Reference Libraries

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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2010-09-23 20:39:09

An electromagnet, a magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current, works until the electric current ceases. The magnetic field in a simple electromagnet is created by a wire passing through it with an electric current. The strength of the magnet depends on the amount of current. By making the wire into a coil the magnetic field is concentrated. A straight tube coil is a solenoid. A stronger magnetic field can be produced by putting a ferromagnetic material, such as...

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