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Set up time
2 minutes
Physics and Science Concepts
Superconductivity, Magnetic Materials
A superconductor disc is placed in a styrofoam dish and liquid nitrogen is added to the dish. A small magnet is placed on top and within a few seconds it begins to levitate.
Liquid Nitrogen can be obtained from the machine shop.

This demonstrates levitation of a magnet above a high-temperature superconductor.