Quantum levitation: How it works
If you've never heard of quantum levitation, you soon will, as this demonstration video made by researchers at Tel-Aviv University is going viral. Watch the video below to be amazed, and read on to find out how it works.
The flux tubes stop before reaching the core of the superconductor
The spots where the field passes through are known as “magnetic flux tubes”. They exist at the thinnest areas of the plate and become trapped. These trapped tubes effectively lock it in place making it levitate and stay at a fixed position.
Credit: ASTC/Tel-Aviv University