Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Amazing quantum levitation!

  1. Dec 18, 2012 #1

    This video is so amazing i am simply awestruck by this phenomena, but i have a few questions. What makes it so that it can float and stay in the same position? Could you do this with any magnet or does t have to be the special saphire with gold coating for protection like in the video? And would you be able to put the magnet on a 90° and spin it or do superconducting magnets not work like that. Thanks!
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 25, 2014
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 18, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

  4. Dec 19, 2012 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Amazing quantum levitation!
  1. Absolutely amazing (Replies: 3)

  2. I am amazed ! (Replies: 8)

  3. Quantum Levitation (Replies: 2)