This model demonstrates the principle of magnetic levitation by Meissner effect in superconductors. High Temperature superconductors cooled using liquid nitrogen us used to demonstrate levitation in a model train. Various samples of commercially available superconductors as well as a real sample of the superconducting cable used in tokamak magnetic coils will also be on display. SST-1 Tokamak of IPR uses superconducting coils to generate magnetic fields to confine the plasma.

Demonstration of magnetic levitation

Different types of SC materials
SC cable used in SST-1 Tokamak

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