I am just a simple high school student in a one-year physics course who wants to improve his ability in applied science and using physics to create new things (my dream is to be an inventor). This is by no means related to any academic assignments and this personal research project has been done on my own time for the purpose of enhancing scientific/engineering knowledge
I always had this idea of a Maglev (electromagnetic) hover car where it uses the Messier effect and superconductivity for magnetic levitation and inductive coupling and resonance in order to power up the electrical motor in the Maglev car without the need to stop to recharge (it can recharge itself while driving). I may actually make a mini model of the maglev car with inductive coupling properties (attaching an LED light) to demonstrate on how itís possible to be made.
I am a high school junior, a first-year physics high school student, so I donít know if my physics reasoning is good enough and if I am actually typing in wrong physics concepts on this page right now.
So here are my ideas for the maglev car.
Electromagnetic suspension (Meissner effect)
By using a superconductor and using extremely low temperatures, it will allow electromagnetic suspension to be created and give the car the ability to levitate. Maglev car will be trapped in a magnetic flux that is created by the rails, allowing the maglev car to just drive on that railway (minimal need for steering) and not driving off course. There will be no physical contact between the road, therefore there will be no friction (which makes it energy efficient).
Possible experiement: Use liquid nitrogen to cool a superconductor/magnet and place it on a magnetic track and see how it levitates and move on the track, basically recreating this experiment:
Inductive Coupling/ Resonance
This is the use of transferring electrical current from one wire to another with no contact by using induction. This happens when a current flow through a coil and creates a magnetic field in the magnetic rails. The second coil in the maglev car will also create a magnetic field and have the field induce a current in the carís coil, recharging the maglev carís battery. This is also made possible through resonance, where if both coils achieve the same resonance, energy can travel in a stream from the rails to the car from meters away.
Possible experiment: Create two coils, one with a battery and one with an LED, and attempt to preform inductive coupling. In other words, I will try to recreate this experiment:
We are pretty close to using inductive coupling in electrical vehicles thanks to the breath through of the creation on OLEV (On-Line Electrical Vehicle) created by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). They already created their first vehicle that uses inductive coupling to recharge the busís electrical motor while driving, as opposed to other electrical vehicles which relies on stopping and recharging (which means it is more time efficient).