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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Boaz Almog - "Levitating" a Superconductor

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
How can a super-thin three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In this riveting TEDTalk, Boaz Almog demonstrates how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail - completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
10 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 22, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Boaz Almog
Levitating a Superconductor
Contents
  • Quantum Levitation (2:28)
  • Quantum Phenomenon (3:20)
  • Quantum Locking (2:20)
  • Enormous Current Transfer (1:55)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Boaz Almog - "Levitating" a Superconductor (0:06)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
53007 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (10 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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