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1. (WO2017039540) A MAGNETIC LEVITATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039540    International Application No.:    PCT/SG2016/050419
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H02N 15/00
Applicants: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
Inventors: CAMBURN, Bradley
WOOD, Kristin
HUANG, Zack
Title: A MAGNETIC LEVITATOR
Abstract:
A Magnetic Levitator The present invention relates to a magnetic levitator. The magnetic levitator comprises a first portion having a first arrangement of a plurality of permanent magnets, and the first arrangement has first and second circumferences. The magnetic levitator also comprises a second portion having a second arrangement of a plurality of permanent magnets, and the second arrangement has a third circumference. The first and second arrangements are rotationally symmetrical, and the first circumference is larger than the third circumference. In use, one of the portions is magnetically levitated by the other one of the portions, and the second circumference is arranged substantially aligned to the third circumference.