Starter Kit - handheld


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Ready to use kit for classroom demonstration of superconductivity.

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430,00 €

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The Starter Kit is a classroom demonstration of quantum levitation and flix pinning. Perfect for high-school students as well as university undergraduates; the kit is easy to use, highly durable and portable. Use the rectangle magnetic setup to witness the Quantum Locking phenomena and the round magnetic setup to demonstrate frictionless motion.

The kit includes:

  •  Handheld magnetic device
  •  Medium quantum levitator
  •  Plastic tweezers
  •  User manual

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.