Cryogenic Magnetic Levitation Facility

This is a specially designed superconducting magnet, capable of levitating liquid helium-4 droplets up to 2 cm in diameter, installed in a cryostat with optical access.

The product of magnetic flux density and flux density gradient, B dB/dz, in the bore of this superconducting solenoid can reach 22.5 T2/cm which is sufficient to levitate helium-4. The magnet is installed in an optical cryostat so visualization experiments can be performed on the levitated drops.

Staff Contact

Wei Guo.

Last modified on 28 September 2016