Diameter 45 mm, Height 8mm
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The Quantum Levitators are intended for science demonstrations. They are easy to use and highly durable.
The Quantum Levitators are able to carry only their own weight + liquid nitrogen. Magnets are not included.
The levitators are made of encapsulated superconducting sheets, protected against moisture and physical damage. The superconductor material is a compound made from yttrium, barium, copper and oxygen, YBa2Cu3O7-x. Its atoms arranged in an orthorhombic crystallographic structure (a cuboid shaped unit cell). The material is a bad electrical conductor at room temperature and becomes a superconductor below 90K (~297.6º Fahrenheit).
The superconductor thickness is 1-3microns, crystal grown on top of a metallic substrate (hastalloy/stainlesssteel) and protected by silver and aluminum layers.
A white foam is attached to the superconductor for thermal insulation.