Superconductor Levitation: Concepts and Experiments (Hardcover)

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Superconductor Levitation: Concepts and Experiments By Chan-Joong Kim, Jinwon Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chan-Joong Kim, Jinwon Kim (Illustrator)


This book introduces the physical principles behind levitation with superconductors, and includes many examples of practical magnetic levitation demonstrations using superconducting phenomena.

It features more than twenty examples of magnetic levitation in liquid nitrogen using high temperature superconductors and permanent magnets, all invented by the author. The book includes the demonstration of suspension phenomenon induced by magnetic flux pinning as well as magnetic levitation by the Meissner effect. It shows how superconducting magnetic levitation and suspension phenomena fire the imagination and provide scientific insight and inspiration.

This book will be a useful experimental guide and teaching resource for those working on superconductivity, and a fascinating text for undergraduate and graduate students.

About the Author

Chan-Joong Kim received PhD in Materials Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Engineering. He is currently the head of superconductor research team at the Neutron Science Division of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and also the President of The Korean Superconductivity Society (KSS). He also acts as the editorial board member of Korea Material Research Society, and Korea Ceramic Society. His research interests are 1) Uranium and uranium alloys 2) YBCO superconductors 3) YBCO coated conductors 4) BSCCO superconductors 5) MgB2 superconductors. He published about 200 academic papers on Superconductivity in SCI international Journals.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789811367670
ISBN-10: 9811367671
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: June 19th, 2019
Pages: 239
Language: English