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A variety of Levitrons: A review

Michaelis, M; Bingham, B; Charlton, M; Isaac, CA; (2021) A variety of Levitrons: A review. European Journal of Physics , 42 (1) , Article 015001. 10.1088/1361-6404/abbc2c. Green open access

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Abstract

After a brief history and critique of some older instruments, several new Levitron geometries are described. As a result of their greater stability these devices can be used as analogues of a number of phenomena and applications, including magnetic resonance techniques, atom traps and accelerator rings. In particular, the notion of the spinning magnet (or spignet) in a linear trap is similar to the mechanism underpinning the confinement of antihydrogen in a magnetic minimum trap, as achieved in experiments at CERN.

Type: Article
Title: A variety of Levitrons: A review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6404/abbc2c
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/abbc2c
Language: English
Additional information: Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: magnetic levitation, magnetic trapping, antihydrogen, magnetic resonance
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10117035
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