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Magnetic Levitation

Vasilios N. Stavrou

Hellenic Naval Academy


Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Meissner effect One Dimensional Magnetic Levitation State Equation Two Dimensional Magnetic Levitation Three-Dimensional Levitation Behaviour and Lyapunov Stability Magnetic Levitation Control System Magnetic Levitation Devices Control of Hybrid Magnetic Levitation Electronics Electromagnetic Levitation and Suspension Techniques Hybrid Magnet Electromagnetic levitator Hall-effect field sensor

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Magnetic levitation (Maglev), or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object levitates with no support other than a magnetic field. Superconductors and their elementary properties related to the Meissner–Ochsenfeld effect, their zero electrical resistance in low temperatures and their perfect diamagnetism, among others, can realize a large number of applications and devices related to magnetic levitation. Transportation engineering, automotive engineering, nuclear engineering and military weapons engineering are a few applications of the magnetic levitation in everyday life.

The current book is divided into two parts. The first part includes chapters related to theoretical aspects of superconductivity and simulations of the most commonly used theoretical models. Furthermore, any software (written code) of the aforementioned topics will be appreciated.

Chapters related to applications and devices are included in the second part of the book. For instance, topics related to engineering applications, control systems, Hall effect field sensors, electromagnetic levitation, levitation circuits and suspension techniques are parts of the second section.

The aim of this book is to collect a few well-written chapters related to theory and devices of magnetic levitation.

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Date completed: November 4th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 25th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 24th 2020

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Review results due: April 13th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 12th 2020

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Vasilios N. Stavrou

Hellenic Naval Academy

Dr. V. N. Stavrou is currently an Adjunct Member at the Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus, Greece. He received a MSc and a PhD in Theoretical Solid State Physics from the University of Essex in England, in 1995 and in 1999 respectively. He has held postdoctoral positions at the following research institutions: a) Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft und Raumfahrt e.V (German Aerospace Research Center) in Germany, b) Helsinki University of Technology, c) State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA and d) University of Iowa, USA. He is specifically interested in searching the electronic, optical and lattice properties of semiconducting low dimensional structures (quantum dots and quantum wells among others). These properties are of special importance for the quantum computing architecture and laser technology. He has published his research work in reputable journals related, among others, to quantum computing, spintronics, decoherence in quantum dots, diluted magnetic semiconductors and phonon models in low dimensional structures.

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