Spark plasma sintering of bulk MgB2 and levitation force measurements

J. G. Noudem, P. Bernstein, L. Dupont, F. G.R. Martin, G. G. Sotelo, D. H.N. Dias, R. De Andrade, M. Muralidhar, Masato Murakami

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We present preliminary results suggesting that MgB2 is a superconductor that could be used in Maglev vehicles. For this purpose, we compare the levitation capability of MgB2 samples to those of YBCO bulks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024001
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 7


  • MgB2
  • YBCO
  • levitation force
  • spark plasma sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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