Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Meissner Effect (diamagnetic levitation)
Purpose:A well known illustration of a superconductor acting as perfectly diamagnetic.
Procedure:Pour LN2 into the small Styrofoam container containing the superconductor. The magnet may be placed on the superconductor before cooling if desired. Once cooled, the magnet will float above the superconducting disk.