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I Creating a Maglev Track using Electromagnets?

  1. Apr 21, 2016 #1
    Hi All,

    I was wondering how I would go about creating a circular maglev track using electromagnets? The idea is to have more control over it and to eventually write a piece of code that would allow changes in the strength of the magnetic field potentially? I was just wondering how it would work as there isn't much literature about toroidal electromagnets - and everything is saying that it wouldn't work properly.

    Many thanks in advance!
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 21, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Here's a youtube video showing one working kind of:


    so it seems that its possible
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