Superconductors are essential for the functioning of the largest existing particle accelerator LHC and for the particle detectors ATLAS and CMS.
The students will explore the interaction between magnets and high-temperature superconductors. They will experimentally observe the Meissner-Ochsenfeld and Flux-Pinning effects.
Safety: Students must follow the safety rules specified by the S’Cool LAB team and use the appropriate safety equipment provided. Liquid nitrogen – used in the experiments – has a boiling point of approx. -196°C (77K). Liquid nitrogen will be distributed only by S'Cool LAB tutors. Some of the magnets used are very strong and must be handled with care by the students.