1ton HTS bearings

The maximum radial forces are 4700 N, resulting in a magnetic pressure of 6 N/cm² (axial 13 N/cm²). The bearing consists of about 5 kg melt textured YBCO which enables to levitate 1000 kg. The magnetic levitation efficiency approaches a surprising 1: 200 value.

Permanent magnet levitates above a superconductor (YBCO)

Axial forces of a 200 mm HTS bearing

Experimental set - up of damping


60 mm HTS bearing

200 mm HTS magnet bearing (flywheel)

Radial damping factor as a function of the temperature