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Brown University physicist Vesna Mitrovic and colleagues at Brown and in France have discovered magnetic waves that fluctuate when exposed to certain conditions in a superconducting material.
Research Superiority Award to Enable Recruitment of Stellar Faculty, Formally Establish Applied Research Hub at Texas Center for Superconductivity (TcSUH-ARH) HOUSTON, Feb.
SALEM, Va., Jan.
LITTLETON, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magplane Technology, Inc.
Findings may lead to precision engineering of superconducting thin films for electronic devices.
Project will create jobs, demonstrate feasibility of cost-effective 'green' transit option CALIFORNIA, Pa., Sept.
ROANOKE, Va., Sept.
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have now successfully used magnetic fields to levitate mice.
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.
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...
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...
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...