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Planned Million Dollar Magnet
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Planned Million Dollar Magnet

June 29, 2010
Planned Million Dollar Magnet A 3-Dimensional model of a planned $8.7 million magnet. When finished in 2011, this new, high-field magnet will be housed at the Hahn-Meitner Institute Berlin, Germany. The magnet is based on the Magnet Lab's Series-Connected Hybrid concept. It will produce a magnetic field between 25 and 30 tesla--more than half a million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. It will be the world's strongest magnet for neutron experiments, eclipsing the 15-tesla system presently at the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center. With the new magnet, scientists will be able to carry out experiments that aren't currently possible. The combination of neutrons and high magnetic fields will allow scientists to develop a comprehensive theory describing high-temperature superconductivity. In addition, it will be possible to probe hydrogen structure in both biological and hydrogen-storage materials. (Date of Image: December 2006)


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