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2009-10-29 20:33:55

Findings may lead to precision engineering of superconducting thin films for electronic devices Using precision techniques for making superconducting thin films layer-by-layer, physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a single layer responsible for one such material's ability to become superconducting, i.e., carry electrical current with no energy loss. The technique, described in the October 30, 2009, issue of Science, could be used...

2009-09-17 12:33:00

Project will create jobs, demonstrate feasibility of cost-effective 'green' transit option CALIFORNIA, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal U is seeking $299 million in federal stimulus funds for the Urban Maglev National Demonstration Test Facility at California University of Pennsylvania. The university applied for funding this week through the U.S. Transportation Department's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants Program. "This...

2009-09-15 08:09:00

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, Inc., the technology leader in improving the performance and reliability of high performance rotating machinery and power conversion systems, announced the launch of its new web site, http://www.synchrony.com, at the 38(th) Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. The new Synchrony.com site showcases a fresh corporate logo and design, supporting its spirit of bold innovation and engineering excellence in its product line of clean,...

2009-09-12 07:45:00

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have now successfully used magnetic fields to levitate mice. Researchers hope that the study of the mice, which are biologically closer to humans than previously floated live frogs and grasshoppers, will ultimately lead to advances in counteracting bone loss in astronauts caused by reduced gravity over long periods of time. In an interview on Thursday, Jet Propulsion Laboratory physicist Yuanming Liu said that the mice were levitated by a no...

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. For 47 years, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have been recognizing the most advanced products in their industries, judged by their advances in technology and their impacts to their markets and the world around them. The winning of an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry,...

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. The company has successfully demonstrated and verified the fundamental operation of the MagPipe system in Baotou, Inner Mongolia (IM) representing significant progress towards the installation of the first MagPipe commercial line in Inner Mongolia. With the...

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. Applications of these products are...

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). Their results* could lead to lower cost and significantly improved performance of superconductors in a wide variety of applications, such as power transmission, power grid reliability and advanced physics research.One of the main challenges in...

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. My hope is that this superconductive surface will enable one to build devices and study new properties of...

Latest Levitation Reference Libraries

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...

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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