Nano-

Put Nano- in front of any science and you get a whole new field!

3,500 notes

This is a manifestation of the Meissner Effect. When a superconductor reaches a critical temperature (usually very cold, 1 - 70 K) it expels all magnetic field lines. So if you place it on top of a magnet, it will float. It will float on a cushion of magnetic field. Additionally it will experience almost no friction so if you make a circular track of magnets it will levitate around it for quite a long time. And look awesome doing it. That vapour trail isn’t propulsive. It’s just how cold that superconductor is, it’s condensing the air around it.

This is a manifestation of the Meissner Effect. When a superconductor reaches a critical temperature (usually very cold, 1 - 70 K) it expels all magnetic field lines. So if you place it on top of a magnet, it will float. It will float on a cushion of magnetic field. Additionally it will experience almost no friction so if you make a circular track of magnets it will levitate around it for quite a long time. And look awesome doing it. That vapour trail isn’t propulsive. It’s just how cold that superconductor is, it’s condensing the air around it.

  1. pornforthemassexxx reblogged this from chaosandchange
  2. mazuza reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  3. reddin1153 reblogged this from brazilvision
  4. queermerridew reblogged this from brazilvision
  5. ladyspoiler reblogged this from brazilvision
  6. brazilvision reblogged this from nanodash
  7. thegingermastah reblogged this from darcylewisinthetardis
  8. 104x115x108x101x119 reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  9. rainispoison-sexisdeath reblogged this from goodsoldier89
  10. ohnomycabbages reblogged this from goodsoldier89
  11. goodsoldier89 reblogged this from anthonynoceda
  12. bellefleurs reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  13. praestitus reblogged this from caffeinatedneurons
  14. lyndark reblogged this from darcylewisinthetardis
  15. kittyfigueroa reblogged this from anthonynoceda
  16. anthonynoceda reblogged this from alve24
  17. alve24 reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  18. neuropoet reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  19. kjal reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  20. skippy-mcdippy reblogged this from bianaoli
  21. thatchick-withcurlyhair reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  22. riddlesolved reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  23. madamepsy reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  24. helmetheadz reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  25. peanutbutterdeadlift reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  26. andromedahotzone reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  27. thearizonamoose reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  28. bianaoli reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  29. darcylewisinthetardis reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  30. thegirlwhocriedbasilisk reblogged this from scienceshenanigans
  31. theambyguous reblogged this from nanodash
  32. scienceshenanigans reblogged this from caffeinatedneurons and added:
    *nyoom* (My own attempt at word wizardry.)
  33. demonlemmings reblogged this from quantumleviosa
  34. quantumleviosa reblogged this from eatgeekstudy