Measurement of levitation forces of high- Tc superconductors

M. Becker, M. R. Koblischka, U. Hartmann

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We show the construction of a so-called levitation balance which is capable of measuring the levitation forces between a permanent magnet and a superconducting high- Tc thin film sample. The underlying theoretical basis is discussed in detail. The experiment is performed as an introductory physics experiment for school students as well as in practical courses for university students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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