Enhanced Super Conductivity Apparatus
Enhanced Superconductivity Apparatus has been introduced after seeing the
popular response to our Basic Superconductivity Apparatus introduced 3
years back. Thanks to the introduction of the apparatus, more & more
students are experimenting with superconductivity and who knows, India may
become the place of a breakthrough in this technology. The Suspension
/ Levitation effect showing Suspension of superconductor below a
Neodymium magnet was accidently discovered by Huang & Peter of
Lockheed & NASA respectively. Romtek has included a special Enhanced
Flux Pinning Disk (EFP) in the Kit to show this effect. The US Navy
designed an experiment called SMES (Superconductive
Magnetic Energy Storage), whereby a current was induced in a
superconductivity ring & shown to decay with a life time of the order
by 10 23 years! This experiment can be performed in the Romtek Enhanced
Superconductivity Apparatus with material provided in here. Magnetic
Susceptibility experiment is based on the expulsion of magnetic field
by superconductor. Materials provided in the kit enable measurement of
critical temperature based on susceptibility measurements as also
computation of magnetic susceptibility of superconductor. These
measurements are more accurate than those based on Meisner Effect.
: YBa2 Cu3 O7
; 900 Kelvin;
One No. of 1” dia, with voltage probe, current probe &
Copper Constantan Thermocouple
One No. of 1” dia, loose,
One No. ½’’ dia Enhanced Flux Pinning disk.
set of 4 Probes & Thermocouple leads as already mentioned in 2(a)
& repeated here for sake of completeness.
One No. of Susceptibility probe built around 0.5”x 0.5”
thermocouple also attached.