Force measurements for levitated bulk superconductors

Y. Tachi, N. Uemura, K. Sawa, Y. Iwasa, K. Nagashima, T. Miyamoto, M. Tomita, M. Murakami

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We have directly measured the levitation force of levitated bulk superconductors. The levitation force had a hysteresis loop during increasing and decreasing field processes. Such a hysteretic behavior can be explained in terms of hysteretic penetration of external field to the superconductor. Based on such magnetization, we performed numerical simulations of the levitation forces, which were fairly in good agreement with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-773
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnet
  • Levitation force
  • Magnetic levitation
  • YBCO bulks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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