New Superconducting Magnet
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New Superconducting Magnet

June 29, 2010
New Superconducting Magnet This new magnet, developed by researchers at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University, can withstand the high-radiation environment required for isotope research. Roughly the size of a shoebox, the magnet is shown here hanging beneath testing equipment at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. NSCL is a world-leading laboratory for rare isotope research and nuclear science education. The National Science Foundation (grant PHY 01-10253) and the heavy-ion research facility Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany, provided funding for the research. Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT, and Tyco Thermal Controls made important technical contributions. The magnet is described in the June issue of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. For more information, see the MSU newsrelease "New Magnet May Help Pull Rare Isotope Science into the Future." (Date of Image: May 15, 2007)

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