Quantum Levitation and the power of a strong attraction

Thursday, 20 October, 2011

When a wafer thin disc of crystal sapphire, coated with a ceramic material, is cooled to a temperature of 185° Celsius below zero (or minus 301° Fahrenheit), it is able to glide over a magnetic field or track, giving rise to a phenomenon called Quantum Trapping.

As with Pi, this is a concept completely over my head, but that’s not going to stop me linking to this sort of stuff.

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