[ExI] Quantum Locking

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 23:16:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
> An experiment in levitation...
> http://io9.com/5850729/quantum-locking-will-blow-your-mind--but-how-does-it-work

So the magnetic field keeps it afloat and the "holes" (for lack of
high-precision terminology) act as magnetic-field rebar to provide
stability?  Is there a relationship between the distribution of the
holes, the thickness of the wafer and the strength of the magnets?

Instead of pushing, can the magnets pull together?  What kind of
"wires" might we have if they got stronger as current is applied?
(I'm thinking specifically of alternative space elevator cables in
case magnetic conduits are on the order of carbon nanotubes for
production complexity)

I don't know, just throwing out some ideas.  I have no engineering
legs upon which to stand  :(

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