Low Temperature Physics: 24, 121 (1998); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.593554 (5 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 24, Выпуск 2 (Февраль 1998), c. 166-170    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Experimental and theoretical studies of levitated quantum fluids

J. W. Halley, J. Schmidt, and C. F. Giese

School of Physics and Astronomy University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
E-mail: woods@jwhp.spa.umn.edu


We describe the opportunities for improved scientific understanding and technical manipulation of cryogenic fluids, particularly molecular hydrogen, by the use of carefully designed magnetic field configurations produced with assemblies of permanent magnets. We discuss the levitation of hydrogen in order to perfect technical means for handling this and other cryogenic fluids. The development of the techniques to be explored here provide extraordinary opportunities for improved methods for handling rocket fuels and cryogenic fluids in low gravity environments.

75.50.Ww - Permanent magnets
85.70.w -
85.70.Rp - Magnetic levitation, propulsion and control devices (for superconducting-magnetic levitation devices, see 84.71.Ba)