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The Physics behind the fastest train in the world - Japan's Maglev

Japan Maglev
Central Japan Railway Company Maglev Train
                                         

Physics behind the fastest train in the world - Japan's Maglev

Just how can Japan's Maglev trains obtain such incredible speeds of 603 km/h? Lesic youtube channel put out an excellent video last year explaining it all.

Magnetically levitated trains are common nowadays. However, the MagLev train the Central Japan Railway Company developed is quite unique and superior to the other trains. Running at more than 600 km per hour, it has achieved the status of ‘fastest train.’ 

The Maglev Video

This train uses superconducting magnets, which is why it is called SC MagLev. Once charged with an exciting current, the superconducting magnets of this train produce a circulating DC current and strong magnetic field forever, with zero loss. 

Let’s understand more about this successfully tested train technology, which is projected to overtake other magnetic levitation technologies by the year 2027. The same technology is poised to connect New York city to Washington DC in just one hour by 2030.

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