Magnetic levitation/suspension system by high-temperature superconducting materials

In Gann Chen, Jen Chou Hsu, Gwo Jamn, Chin E. Lin, M. K. Wu

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A high temperature superconducting (HTS) MagLev transportation prototype with these YBCO materials has been constructed at NCKU to validate the concept of HTS-MagLev system based on Meissner effect. This HTS MagLev prototype can run continuously almost without friction over the magnetic rail with a capability of levitating over 2 kg weight (with a loading capability over 1 kg weight). The results of various magnetic levitation parameters, such as different permanent magnet configurations, relative levitation stability, levitation force, etc., as well as magnetic field intensity and distribution are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4272-4274
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 pt 2A
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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