X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

The Meissner Effect Illustrated (By a Cute Little Guy)

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

The Meissner effect is defined as “the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state.” When put to the test in scientific experiments, it usually manifests itself as magnet hovering above a liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductor. But that’s kind of boring, so some guys at Poland’s Lublin University of Technology decided to make it a little more fun.

superconductor_meissner_effect_demo

In this brief laboratory demo, they put their lab mascot – a little guy known as “Zenek” on a superconductor track, and let the Meissner effect carry him along on a bed of magnetic energy, through wisps of liquid nitrogen fog. By carefully balancing Zenek, he whirrs around the track multiple times with only a small push. The short video was shot by Jakub Przybylski, and set to the tune of Regina Spektor’s Us, which makes it all that much more whimsical.

YouTube Preview Image

Last time I remember seeing such an adorable laboratory mascot set to music was Keepon and his little dance to Spoon.

[via The Awesomer]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Deal: Save 50% on Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection

Deal: Save 50% on Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection

Colin Furze\

Colin Furze's Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

World\

World's Longest Pizza Measures More Than a Mile Long

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable

1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo