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Superconducting train principle

  1. Oct 23, 2009 #1
    The SuperConducting Train

    The Superconducting train principle, I've seen this video on Geekologie and then followed the link to Youtube. The thing is i dont understand the physics behind this, and would love for someone to be able to explain how its working, especially the contents of the liquid in the cup.

    I am an A-Level physics student ( Waves & Pariticles ) And am very intrested to know how this works, this would be mainly for me to better my own knowledge and maybe even try to recreate it on a larger scale.

    Please and Thankyou :rolleyes:
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  3. Oct 24, 2009 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The cup contains a special superconducting coil that is able to sustain a very high electrical current and corresponding magnetic field at low temperature (the liquid is nitrogen at about -200 C). The track is magnetic as well. That is as far as I can help you. There is a lot of technology in that cup. Have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeS_U9qFg7Y&NR=1" for a better explanation.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev_%28transport%29" [Broken] explains the principles of the Maglev train.

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