MP.5 - Superconductivity

This superconductivity demonstration kit includes:

  • A superconductor with an attached 4-point probe and thermocouple.
  • An 1" black ceramic disk superconductor.
  • A very powerful, cubical neodymium rare-earth alloy magnet.
  • A cylindrical samarium rare-earth alloy magnet for use with the thermocouple device.

The Meissner effect can be demonstrated with the video camera. The camera is placed near a small dish containing the superconductor disk and the magnet.

Other experiments that can be performed as well with this kit include:

  • Determining the critical temperature, Tc.
  • Measuring resistance change with temperature using the 4-point electrical probe

Click here to see a video of this demonstration.