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The levitating superconductor

TEDGlobal 2012 · 10:25 · Filmed Jun 2012
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How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss. Experiment: Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay, Boaz Almog, of the High Tc Superconductivity Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

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Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it "quantum levitation." Full bio

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