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PHIL DEGGINGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PHIL DEGGINGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Demonstration of magnetic levitation of the high-temperature superconductors - yttrium-barium-copper oxide (Y-Ba2-Cu3-O7-x). The photograph shows a small, cylindrical magnet floating freely above a nitrogen-cooled, cylindrical specimen of a superconducting ceramic. The glowing vapour is from liquid nitrogen, which maintains the ceramic within its superconducting temperature range.
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