A Superconductor Levitating on a Möbius Strip

We’ve seen some pretty creative things done on a Möbius strip — like watching a Bach canon get played forwards, then back. But how about this? Above, watch Andy Marmery show a superconductor levitating on a Möbius strip made with over 2,000 magnets. The magic is in the superconducting material, Yttrium barium copper oxide, which lets the superconductor whiz along, seemingly floating both above and below the track. This video comes from a video series called “Tales from the Prep Room,” created by The Royal Institution, “a 200 year old charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and [its] Christmas Lectures.

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