“Levitació quàntica amb materials superconductors” in Sant Celoni

On Friday, 26 November, at 6 pm, we have been showcasting our levitating train in Sant Celoni’s library.

In the framework of the Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència), Adrià Pacheco, PhD researcher at the Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group and citizen of Sant Celoni, has given a talk and a short demo on superconducting materials and their amazing properties, including zero resistancance and magnetic levitation, during the event “Parlem de… Levitació quàntica amb materials superconductors”. 

Adrià started with a talk explaining superconductor basics and characteristics, how they works and what is his PhD thesis about.

Adrià Pacheco ready for action!

Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group and also Sant Celoni’s citizen, has also joined Adrià to talk about nanoscience and the activity carried out at ICMAB. 

Attendees waiting for the event.

Afterwords, Adrià with the help of Miquel Torras, PhD researcher at Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) from ICMAB and also citizen of Sant Celoni, have conducted a demonstration of quantic levitation showcasting our levitating train. The attendees could see on-live a model of one of the practical applications in real life for superconductors.

Adrià and Miquel starting the superconducting quantum levitation demo.
Great expectation from the attendees.
Seems magic but no.. it is science!

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