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The Meissner Effect: How to levitate a neodymium magnet

A neodymium magnet cube sits on a surface of yttrium barium copper oxide—YBa2Cu3O7, nicknamed YBCO—inside the bottom of a styrofoam cup. A small amount of liquid nitrogen is poured slowly over the YBCO. As it cools, t...

Levitating pumpkins! Halloween superconductor science

What happens when you put a cooled superconductor, in this case, a YBa2Cu3O7 ceramic disk, into a tiny pumpkin and then place them both onto some neodymium magnets? Levitating pumpkin! In this Ri Channel video, su...

To the Scientists of the Future: Materials science with EUPHRATES

Created by EUPHRATES and Masahiko Sato for Japan's National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), these three "To the Scientists of the Future" short films are a mesmerizing combination of materials research innovati...

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip

Because Möbius strips and superconductivity are two awesome things that really must be combined, please watch this Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip video from the fabulous Ri Channel team.

Quantum Levitation: A mind-blowing demonstration and explanation

Quantum levitation. “Superconductivity locked in space,” a phenomenon known as quantum trapping. You can see more details in this Quantum Levitation video by Quantum Researcher Boaz Almog: Mind. Blo...

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