Chaos in a superconducting saucer.

Davies, G. and Lambert, C J and Lawson, N S and Lee, R A M and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stocks, N. G. (1990) Chaos in a superconducting saucer. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 165-16 (1). pp. 117-118. ISSN 0921-4526

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The dynamical behaviour of a very small permanent magnet levitating in a vacuum above a superconducting saucer at 4.2K has been investigated. The arrangement, which constitutes a near-Hamiltonian system, able to undergo both rotational and orbital motions, is found to exhibit a rich variety of behaviours, including chaos. Its relationship to chaotic motion in the solar system is discussed.

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Physica B: Condensed Matter
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Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT19), Brighton, 16-22 August 1990.
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