A variety of Levitrons : a review

Michaelis, Max and Bingham, Bob and Charlton, Mike and Isaac, C Aled (2021) A variety of Levitrons : a review. European Journal of Physics, 42 (1). 015001. ISSN 0143-0807

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    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.

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    Michaelis, Max, Bingham, Bob ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9843-7635, Charlton, Mike and Isaac, C Aled;