A magnetic bearing apparatus and a method for providing at least one stabilizing force in a magnetic bearing structure with a superconducting magnetic assembly and a magnetic assembly, by providing a superconducting magnetic member in the superconducting magnetic assembly with a plurality of domains and arranging said superconducting magnetic member such that at least one domain has a domain C-axis vector alignment angularly disposed relative to a reference axis of the magnetic member in the magnetic assembly.
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION
This invention was made with Government support under ANL-ACK-85810 under CONTRACT NO. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.