Dynamics of a Superconducting Linear Slider Articles uri icon

authors

  • VALIENTE BLANCO, IGNACIO
  • PEREZ DIAZ, JOSE LUIS
  • DIEZ JIMENEZ, EFREN

publication date

  • April 2015

start page

  • 021002-1

end page

  • 021002-4

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1048-9002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-8927

abstract

  • In this paper, the dynamic behavior of a one degree-of-freedom (DOF) contactless linear slider based on superconducting magnetic levitation is experimentally analyzed. The device is intended for precision positioning of an optic mirror in cryogenic environments. Different prototypes of this device have been tested at cryogenic temperatures (77 K), and their mechanical behavior characterized in the sliding direction for forced and unforced oscillations. Experimental results reveal that the slider is self-stable at the initial equilibrium position and the dynamic behavior fits well an underdamped harmonic oscillator. Finally, the device showed great potential for horizontal vibration isolation, acting as a low-pass filter with a resonance at about 0.9 Hz.