By employing a combination of magnetic forces and those from electrostatic fields, a new stabilizer is able, unlike those employing dynamic effects, to function at any speed with no need for sensors or dynamically generated electrical currents. Embodiments are provided that stabilize the radial, axial and tilt instability. In addition to its use for stabilization, the radial stabilizer described herein also functions as an eccentricity detector.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
 The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.