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Levitating On Sound Waves
2013-07-17 05:29:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH) have found a way to use sound waves to make objects levitate. The team wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences they were able to make objects like particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. Not only were they able to make the objects levitate, but they also showed they could control the movements of objects....

Resistivity Switch Plays Role Of Magnetism In Iron-based Superconductors
2013-06-06 13:31:12

Ames Laboratory Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Ames Laboratory have discovered surprising changes in electrical resistivity in iron-based superconductors. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, offer further evidence that magnetism and superconductivity are closely related in this class of novel superconductors. “We found that the directions of smallest and largest resistivity within the conducting layers are significantly dependent on the composition...

2013-05-09 12:24:02

The Newly-Launched Company Says the Small Magnets can Hold up to 1.5 Pounds COVINA, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NeoMag, a brand new magnet company, has just released its first product on Amazon--a set of 35 Neodymium Magnets. These super strong magnets, which measure just 1/4 x 1/16 inch in size, can support up to 1.5 pounds of weight in the right conditions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130509/CG10844) The Neodymium Magnets are made from alloys of rare...

2013-04-23 08:36:28

CERRITOS, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calnetix Technologies, a pioneer in high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings for a variety of applications and industries, announced today Patrick McMullen as its Chief Technology Officer. McMullen rejoins the company that he helped found after serving as Chief Technology Officer for Vycon, Inc., a manufacturer of flywheels for backup power, energy storage and regeneration applications....

Researchers Investigate Light Tsunamis In A Superconductor
2013-04-03 16:03:51

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres In their latest experiment, Prof. Andrea Cavalleri from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at the Hamburg-based Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) and Dr. Michael Gensch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) investigated together with other colleagues from the HZDR, the United Kingdom, and Japan if and how superconductivity can be systematically controlled. The objective of their...

2013-03-28 16:26:45

Highest Torque with Long Battery Run Time HONG KONG, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Electric today announced the Compact P(TM) motor product line for professional power tools. The Compact P(TM) motors are designed to provide the highest torque and power in a compact package. These motors fulfill the power, size and battery run time requirements for the most demanding professional drill and driver applications. The Compact P motors employ a patented combination of electrical...

Magnetic Toys Can Be Life-Threatening For Kids
2013-03-12 14:18:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), there is a growing danger of children ingesting magnets that can lead to life-threatening health complications. Kids swallowing magnets is probably not a new phenomenon, but some of today´s magnets are an average of 10 to 20 times stronger than previous ones, creating new dangers. In the past, magnet ingestion was treated with a wait-and-see...

2013-03-04 23:07:14

A multi-university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real-world applications. The researchers can tailor the material, which seamlessly alternates between metal and oxide layers, to achieve extraordinary superconducting properties – in particular, the ability to transport much more electrical current than non-engineered materials. The team includes experts from the...

2013-02-27 08:22:14

CERRITOS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calnetix Technologies, a pioneer in developing and manufacturing high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings for a variety of applications and industries, recently received a patent on the company's radial magnetic bearing invention. It is the fifth patent spearheaded by Principal Research Engineer Alexei Filatov. "Our invention pertains to applications requiring large radial clearances between...

2012-10-26 04:03:12

Superconductors: Technologies and Global Markets -BCC Research Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 According to a new technical market research report, SUPERCONDUCTORS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS (AVM066C) from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for superconductor technologies was valued at nearly $1.7 billion in 2011 and should reach $1.8 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound...


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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