Institute for Technical Physics


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Levitating superconductor

Since ancient times magnets have been trend-setting in many respects. Nowadays, modern superconducting magnets are used in magnetic resonance tomography or in accelerators to generate high magnetic fields.

The central topic of this station is the realization of magnetism in solids. Ferro-, para- and diamagnetism will be investigated in detail. The final highlight is a levitating superconductor.


Ferromagnetism, Paramagnetism, Diamagnetism, Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect